ERIC Number: ED221071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Orientation Resource Manual, Volume II.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Southeast Asia Regional Service Center.
This compilation of information and guidelines is based on materials developed in an intensive English as a second language and cultural orientation program conducted in Indochinese refugee processing centers in Southeast Asia. Students in the 14- to 20-week program ranged in age from 16 to 55 years. This volume begins with an "American Cultural Monograph," which provides factual information on U.S. housing, employment, consumerism and finance, education, laws and legal services, communication and transportation, health and sanitation, community and social services, and resettlement and sponsorship. The next section, a cross-cultural guide, begins with charts that contrast an overview of attitudes, expectations, and behaviors common to Americans and Southeast Asians with caricatures or misunderstandings about these culturally determined attitudes, expectations, and behaviors. The second part of the cross-cultural guide consists of discussion questions for each major topic area. The topic areas include classroom orientation, communication, housing, employment, consumerism and finance, community services, health and sanitation, lifestyles, and sponsorship and resettlement. The final section of this volume consists of methodological guidelines for lesson planning, general teaching techniques, utilizing interpreters and aids, classroom management, and review and evaluation. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Southeast Asia Regional Service Center.