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The baggage we carry with us on the train of life includes language, culture, and our personal circumstances and experiences.

Our Cultural Baggage






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Culture Crossing - A community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding


Video showing a number of cultural gaffes

Peace Corps Culture Matters Workbook

Does your language shape how you think?



French and American Cultures

La Perspective Culturelle - activités de Mme Theisen


En faisant attention aux détails de ce que disent les gens, nous pouvons améliorer notre compréhension de leur "Perspective" personelle. Des vidéoclips d'interviews de toutes sortes de personnes peuvent nous éclairer sur leur point de vue et leurs valeurs, et nous montrer ce qui a vraiment de l'importance pour eux. Un peu de recherche peut ensuite nous permettre d'approfondir.
http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/wksp/vid-persp/


Préjugés et stéréotypes

Stereotypes - What the French think about Americans, and vice versa

What is the American stereotype?


Cliché - la France vue de l'étranger

... version en anglais


Intercultural Differences - with a quiz "How insular are you?"

French Attitudes French Values
What the French do not understand about America and Americans

Miroirs - adaptez une démarche interculturelle

les gestes

Que dit-on avec les mains? (exercises pour étudiants de français et espagnol) fiches:

icônes culturelles de la France

Love to know French culture

Superstitions

la civilisation française - site magnifique de Marie Ponterio

European Union

Symboles et drapeaux des pays variés

We are the World



Exercises:

D'une culture a l'autre

Mon portrait - try at least two of these quizzes. (Most are in English). What did you learn about yourself?

Connaissez- vous bien la France? Quiz sur héros et personnages populaires

Les maudits français (Lynda Lemay, Québécoise, chante de la France et les français)

Aller plus loin en lisant Sixty Million Frenchmen can't be wrong French or Foe Cultural Misunderstandings:The French American Experience


6 milliards d'autres : In 2003, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, launched the project “6 Billion Others”.
5,000 interviews were filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors who went in search of the Others.From a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper, from a German performer to an Afghan farmer, all answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you? Forty or so questions that help us to find out what separates and what unites us. These portraits of humanity today, and more, are accessible on this website. (Click on "recherche" to see the various themes.)