Culture Shock

speaking about culture shock in English

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Your takeaway at the end of this lesson: enough vocabulary and well-managed ideas to confidently spark a conversation about cultural differences and ways to adapt.

Cultures have visible and hidden elements. Art and architecture, language, color, dress, social etiquette, and traditions are visible cultural features. But these are only ten percent of our cultural identities: hidden cultural elements, for example values, assumptions, and beliefs represent the other ninety percent.

People around the world interpret actions in a social interaction differently. Being sensitive and observant to unfamiliar cultures while living or traveling through them, can help to navigate your way to a new understanding.

Eye contact, touch, gestures, physical distance, and facial expressions… these are only a few items on the list when it comes to notice the descent way of interacting with people from a completely different culture. Let’s learn and talk more about how to fit in a culturally diverse community without failing .

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What You Know

Test Yourself; Culture Vocabulary
3 questions
Come up with Your Answers; Identity

What You Need to Learn

Watch and Learn; Local Etiquette
10 m
Culture Shock-Key Vocabulary Part 1
Culture Shock-Key Vocabulary Part 2
10 m

What You Learned

Dive in; Observe
Review; Common Decency
4 questions

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