ERIC Number: ED180190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Saudi Arabic Language and Culture Familiarization Course: Arab Cultural Assimilator, Books 1-5. Reprint.
Fiedler, Fred E.; And Others
A five-book programed course in Arab culture is offered for professionals who are about to be stationed in the Middle East. This material is designed to supplement the Defense Language Institute's course in Saudi Arabic. In order to impart awareness of Saudi cultural characteristics, 66 hypothetical situations that might be encountered in day-to-day living in the Arab Middle East are described. The student is asked to choose which of several given analyses of each situation is correct. For each choice, an explanation is offered for the correctness or incorrectness of the response. The student is required to make choices until the correct analysis is selected. The amount of time required to complete the course is therefore dependent on the individual student's ability to learn to recognize the correct cultural explanation of the behavior of participants in a given situation. (JB)
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Nonverbal Communication, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Textbooks
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Nonresident Instruction Division, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Training Research Lab.; Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.