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ERIC Number: ED319237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
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Listen to the Cheerios: The ABC's of a Culture Course.
Killian, Patricia A.
Teaching Intensive English students about American culture by having them analyze the advertising content of popular American magazines is suggested. A sample analysis of a typical "People" magazine reveals Americans' interests in nationalism, national pastimes, youth, sex appeal, diet, food, glamour, and cleanliness. Because each magazine reflects only one segment of the reading public, it is advisable for several different magazines to be analyzed, contrasted, and discussed. This method of teaching culture can also be used to study the cultures of other nations or peoples and to compare the cultures of different countries. A 22-item mini-bibliography is included. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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