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PRC 119: American Culture, Idioms, and Expressions for Foreign Executives

PRC-119-picturePRC 119: AMERICAN CULTURE, IDIOMS, AND EXPRESSIONS FOR FOREIGN EXECUTIVES: Do you know who Betsy Ross was? What Ground Hog Day is? What America’s favorite pastime is? Where New England is? Do you know what it means when an American says, “give it some elbow grease” or “stop the music” or “neither fish nor fowl”? Have you ever heard a march by John Phillip Sousa or a rag by Scott Joplin? Do you know how much social space an American expects during a business lunch or a meeting? This interactive course, designed for foreign executives who work or do business in the United States, provides a quick introduction to American culture and demystifies some of the most perplexing, baffling, and common attitudes and knowledge that comprise the American experience. Dr. Laura Hills, the course facilitator, will draw upon her vast experience working with international learners and her rigorous training in linguistics and second language acquisition to provide you with an insider’s knowledge about what every American knows, thinks, does,  and says – and why.



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