ERIC Number: ED371588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Living in Mexico: How To Feel at Home, Make Friends and Enjoy Everyday Life.
Fantini, Alvino E.; Fantini, Beatriz Cespedes de
The guide provides a brief introduction to the culture and language of Mexico, and is designed for visitors, students, and business travelers. It offers practical information on various aspects of daily living, including: money; food; restaurants; drinks and drinking; hotels; tipping; postal and telecommunications services; transportation; shopping; health and medical care; electricity; measurement and clothing size conversions; greetings and leave-takings; titles and forms of address; conversation topics; friendship; invitations; personal space and privacy; time; silence and noise; equality; belonging to a group; eating customs and meals; family life; leisure activities; and festivals and celebrations. Suggestions for appropriate behavior and expectations are offered. It also includes basic information about Mexico: a historical sketch; a map; people; land and climate; government; economy; education; religion; and arts. A final chapter addresses use of the Spanish language, and includes a pronunciation guide, basic grammar facts, some useful expressions, and some typically Mexican expressions. A brief bibliography lists additional books about Mexico. (MSE)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Family Life, Foreign Countries, Geography, Grammar, Information Sources, Interpersonal Communication, Language Role, Leisure Time, Pronunciation, Recreational Activities, Second Languages, Sociocultural Patterns, Time, Travel
Pro Lingua Associates, 15 Elm St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($4.50; large quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico