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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