Click on each expression  Right Quick   – Quickly Yonder  – There   Fixing to – on the point of doing something  Fixing – to repair something that is broken Fixing – to prepare something e.g. food Y’all – Plural form of “you” Drainboard – place beside the kitchen sink where dishes are placed to dry […]

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Culture Bumps™ in Global Classrooms is a unique app that compares ten common behaviors in university classrooms around the globe. These include day to day situations such as coming to class late, working in groups, using electronics in class and showing respect to the professor.This intercultural listing of both similarities and differences (culture bumps™) between […]

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Maria, Marino, Reina, Yukika and Yoshino tell about their culture bump while auditing a political science class at the University of Houston. We had a culture bump with American students in the political science class we observed.  When we took a class at the University of Houston, we noticed that a male and a female student […]

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What does it mean to be a global leader?

*Angel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, identified three characteristics of a global leader Having a global mindset Having global entrepreneurship Having global citizenship. These three characteristics are acquired rather than being inherent. The Culture Bump Approach to dealing with differences develops all three by allowing an individual to view cultural differences, not as problems to […]

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If you have been paying attention, you’ve seen bunches of blue flowers (bluebonnets) with spikes of red (Indian paintbrush) alongside the roads.  These were outside of Schulenburg, Texas last Sunday. Because of good rains this year, Texas wildflowers are calling our attention.  In the Houston area, get ready to drive out any direction from Houston […]

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This e-book brings you stories about Luz Maria from Colombia who discovers new ways to help and to be helped in different cultures – about Najwa from Syria who finds out that time has a whole new meaning in the USA and about Brian from the USA who learns that real life is more than National Geographic […]

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The CNPC 2017 Cohort from the Asian AmericanStudies Center Global Leadership Program at the University of Houston has successfully completed their language and culture component and are prepared to continue with their Accounting and Finance Advanced Training.  They completed the Toolkit for Culture and Communication which includes modules on perceptions, culture bumps, communication styles, cultural […]

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  The first step is to pinpoint the culture bump– in other words something specific that is different from what I would do or say – Obama knew nothing about the situation (the Cambridge Police and Professor Henry Louis Gates) and spouted off about race Step two is to describe the behavior.  July 23, 2009. Obama […]

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✔@realDonaldTrump Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!  8:19 PM – 10 Nov 2016 Again, I practiced what I preach after reading the above tweet.  The first step is to pinpoint the culture bump – in other words something specific that is […]

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By:  Sandy and Carlos Correa On Thursday, we went to the Houston Zoo. At the zoo, we met different animals. The zoo is beautiful and clean. It has different birds that we have never seen before. The giraffes are very, very tall – maybe 30 ‘ tall! The gorillas are very, very beautiful…we love all […]

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  Just like the “healthy” Christmas tree above, Christmas can mean a lot of different things to different people.  This powerpoint gives just a brief overview of the holiday as it is practiced in the United States by many people.  It also has an example of a dialogue of conversation about Christmas. http://www.slideshare.net/carolmae/christmas-dialogue-for-esl-students

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Halloween         Halloween, on October 31, is a very ancient holiday that originated in the Celtic regions of the British Isles in the area now known as Ireland.  It was a time for celebrating harvest time and preparation for a long, hard winter.  In the 7th century, the Catholic Church created All […]

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More about Khadija…. Jane took a deep breath as she turned into the driveway of the Sharpstown Garden Apartments. She veered to miss a pothole and came to a large sign that commanded her to stop. She stopped and looked into an empty guardhouse, then drove on through the open gate. So much for security.   Hmmm – […]

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