Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348)
An introduction to culture -- Cultural perspectives -- Culture shock -- Non-verbal communication -- Societal roles -- Pragmatics and communication.
"Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom attempts to balance theory and practice for pre-service and in-service teachers in general education programs or in ESL/EFL, bilingual, and foreign language teacher training programs, as well as cross-cultural awareness workshops. This book is unique in that it combines theory with a wide range of experiential activities and projects designed to activity engage users in the process of understanding different aspects of cross-cultural awareness."--Jacket.