On the Web
Communication: A reading resource including articles on
Characteristics of Other Cultures" and "Using Cross-Cultural Communication to Improve Relationships".
Communication Style: A reading resource including topics
such as "Friendship American Style"
and "Non-Verbal Communication".
Learning Simulations and Exercises: A resource for teachers
with activities for learning about the
of culture on communication.
and Student Organizations at UF: A list including
descriptions and contact persons of clubs that ESL
students can join as an opportunity to observe student culture first hand.
Working with Cross
Cultural Communication Challenges: An article on patterns
of cultural differences and
suggestions for how to interact more effectively with people from different cultures.
Culture: Anything anyone could ever possibly want to know
about culture and then some. Take a look through
their vast resources, who knows what you can find.
Edge: The E-Journal of intercultural communication.
The March issue has an article on teaching intercultural
The Intercultural Communication Homepage: A site from the University of Hawaii. Also very comprehensive. It includes it's own online resources, a masters' thesis, and it's own webguide.
Non-Verbal Communication: This article suggests different
aspects of non-verbal communication to
consider, examples, and suggestions for improving your own skills.
you a good socializer?: This test on the Internet TESL
Journal by Gerard Counihan poses some important questions for anyone who wants
to improve their conversation skills to consider.
Fantini, A (Ed.) (1997) New Ways in Teaching Culture.
TESOL Publications: Alexandria, VA.
A whole book devoted to activities to help students learn about culture and cross-cultural communication.
Lustig, M. and Loester, J. (1999) Intercultural
Competence. Longman: New York.
This book is actually a textbook for a college level course. There's plenty of information there if you have the time to read
Riggenbach, H. (1999) Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor.
An excellent book that gives a background on qualitative research methods and investigative activities like the ones on this
Wolfson, N. (1989) Perspectives: Sociolinguistics and TESOL. Heinle and Heinle: Boston.
A very informative book for teachers with background on sociolinguistics, explanation of research methods, and examples
of research on various speech acts.
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