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This concise, easy-to-read introduction to American culture helps newcomers feel at home, make friends, and enjoy everyday life. Read independently or in class as an outline for discussion, it provides both practical "survival" information and facts that will lead to cross-cultural insights. The book is given to new students in many universities and language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

This new edition has updated information and has been reformatted to make it easier to use as a reference. Throughout the book, revisions have been made to this edition reflecting the rapid changes in technology and culture in the United States and today's world.

The first section of the book, Basic Information, covers some of the basic and general facts about living in the United States.

The second section, Customs and Values, explains many aspects of U.S. culture. It includes valuable tips on U.S.business etiquette.

The third section on Country Facts provides useful information and insights into U.S. history, geography, the environment, and technology.

The Appendix on the 50 States gives comparative statistical and political information.
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  • Andy Burrows 8 Month, 21 Days, 59 Minutes Ago

    To the busy traveler, Living in the United States is a very readable and entertaining guide. It provides a brief introduction, vital statistics, a little history, and a lot of practical advice that instill a sense of security from the time you arrive at the port of entry. Everything you really need to know - from money and banking practices to health tips to local customs and a brief historical overview - is at your fingertips, in a book that neatly fits in your jacket pocket. If you don't know the territory - or the people - this guide is good company to any stranger in a strange land. Patrick J. Leahy, U.S. Senator from Vermont, the senior, longest serving member of the U.S. Senate

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Info
Pages: 84
Languages: English
ISBN: 9780866474436
Author: Clark and Burrows
Publisher: Pro Lingua
Place Of Publication: United States
Published: 29 May 2017
About Author
  • Clark and Burrows
    Clark and Burrows
    Ray Clark has taught EFL as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria. He was on the staff of the School for International Training for over 30 years as a teacher trainer for Peace Corps training programs for Iran, India, and Korea, as an ESL teacher, as the Director of SIT's intensive English program, as a faculty member and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and as teacher-Director of ESP programs in Islamabad, Pakistan and Istanbul, Turkey. He continues to teach summers in the MATESL program at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, and from time to time as adjunct faculty for Southern New Hampshire University's MATESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is Pro Lingua's senior editor and marketing and exhibition coordinator. Andy Burrows began teaching ESL in 1973 after an earlier career in publishing. He has taught ESL in ABE courses, in high school, and in college courses and has done curriculum design and program administration in the Brattleboro public schools, at the School for International Training, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and the American Language Academy at Catholic University in D.C. He also worked with Ray Clark in developing language texts for the Peace Corps. He is the publisher and president of Pro Lingua.
About Publisher
  • Pro Lingua
    Pro Lingua is a small publishing company located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We dedicate ourselves to producing superior language teaching materials. We sell our books directly to teachers and schools and through all bookstores and major distributors in the United States and overseas. Our full catalogue of materials is also available here in our website bookstore at www.ProLinguaAssociates.com. A bit of philosophy: At Pro Lingua, our objective is to foster an approach to learning and teaching which we call Interplay, the interaction of language learners and teachers with their materials, with the language and the culture, and with each other in active, creative and productive play.
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