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ERIC Number: ED140624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Brazil: Intercultural Experiential Learning Aid.
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Language Research Center.
This booklet was designed to facilitate interactions and communication with the people of Brazil by providing information about their customs, attitudes and other cultural characteristics which influence their actions and values. A brief description of Brazil is given, covering the following: its size and geography, history, language, economy, transportation system, education, religions, sports, and pastimes. Attitudes toward time and work, individualism, machismo, religion, and the family are explained briefly, and the Brazilian emphasis on friendliness in conversation and tendency to skirt "unchangeable" obstacles are explained through descriptions of realistic situations involving American visitors to Brazil. A self-test is given after each situation. A list of useful Portuguese phrases is provided, and information is also given on: greetings, gestures, conversation, candor, customs and courtesies, signs, shopping, the monetary system, public transportation, telephones, the postal system, eating out, telling time, holidays, international road signs, clothing sizes, and weights and measures. A brief bibliography is provided. (SW)
Descriptors: American Culture, Autoinstructional Aids, Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Instructional Materials, Latin American Culture, Portuguese
Brigham Young University, Language and Intercultural Research Center, 240 B-34, Provo, Utah 84602 ($2.00 plus $0.25 postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Language Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil