Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month #culturematters National Hispanic Heritage Month in the USA Every year, since 1968, the United States has recognized the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans within the US American culture. What began as Hispanic Heritage...

Don’t Confuse These Five Australian and American English Words!

Don’t Confuse These Five Australian and American English Words! Language may be a window into culture, but it’s easy to fall into the intercultural trap of believing that shared language equals shared meaning, similar cultural values, or even a high level of...

Cultural Knowledge…Hong Kong

CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE… HONG KONG Hong Kong is a place of superlatives. It has: more Rolls Royce cars per person than any other city in the world more skyscrapers than any other city in the world the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system one of the...

3 Characteristics of Indian Culture

3 Characteristics of Indian Culture #culturematters The vibrancy of India and its people is a treat for all your senses! While India may be well known for the Taj Mahal, the beaches of Goa, or even the Ayurveda retreats in Kerala, did you know you can find your...

Mother’s Day Around the World

Mother’s Day Around the World Although many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May, the holiday takes place throughout the year around the globe. From the second Sunday in February (Norway) to the last Sunday in November (Russia), it’s once again...

How to “listen” in Chinese

How to “listen” in Chinese “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ― David W. Augsburger How well do you truly listen? We’ve spent a good deal of time helping you use your words to...
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