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by Euphronia Awakuni,Planaria J. Price

eBook Life in the USA: An Immigrant's Guide to Understanding Americans download ISBN: 0472033042
Author: Euphronia Awakuni,Planaria J. Price
Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT (August 14, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 160
ePub: 1611 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Etiquette

Life in the USA is a delightfully candid book for ESL students and American immigrants who are trying to figure out American culture and their English . Life in USA" has the power to facilitate your adaptation to the American Life. One person found this helpful.

Life in the USA is a delightfully candid book for ESL students and American immigrants who are trying to figure out American culture and their English teachers who are trying to explain it to them. At times reaching the point of a situation comedy, at times touchingly sad, at times painfully honest it is a good reminder that for many immigrants American culture is a labyrinth of discovery.

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Life in the USA book. This book, Life in the USA, has been written to help those new to the United States.

This book, Life in the USA, has been written to help those new to the United States.

Life in the USA is not quite like it is in the movies or on TV. For people who are unfamiliar with its culture, there is the potential for confusion and embarrassing situations. Planaria Price is an instructor in one of the largest adult schools in the United States, Evans Adult School, Los Angeles.

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Life in the USA is not quite like it is in the movies or on TV. Euphronia Awakuni, Planaria J. Price.

A true understanding of the United States begins with a study of the land. The rich land attracted people from all over the world (it still does). Combine the American land with the American people and you have a dynamic force indeed

A true understanding of the United States begins with a study of the land. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, the United States occupies the central latitudes of the North American continent. Combine the American land with the American people and you have a dynamic force indeed.

Welcome to the Immigrant Guide. California is home to many newcomers from all over the world. In an effort to integrate immigrants, California has developed innovative services that help immigrants become part of the social, economic and civic fabric of our state. This guide features services that help immigrants thrive and succeed in their paths towards integration.

The US was built by immigrants, and .

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Life in the USA is not quite like it is in the movies or on TV.  For people who are unfamiliar with its culture, there is the potential for confusion and embarrassing situations. This book, Life in the USA, has been written to help those new to the United States.

Nine broad topics (first impressions of America, body language, social customs and manners, relationships, celebrations and gifts, surviving the city, the workplace, schools, and health and personal matters) are covered through an engaging and easy-to-read question-and-answer format in form of letters from immigrant students to their teacher. Students are also advised to read comic strips, listen to popular music, and read classic American children’s stories in order to become familiar with the many the nuances of American culture and to better understand Americans.

From tips for job interviews to garage sales and dating, Life in the USA offers immigrant students helpful hints and answers for becoming comfortable in the United States of America.

Comments: (4)
Dark_Sun
I have lived abroad. I have sponsored green card immigrants to the U.S. In my opinion this book, or its twin, should have been published decades ago. For the person who grew up in Bulgaria or Brazil or China or Ethiopia,etc., this book is invaluable. Life in America is not like the American life seen in the movies or on TV. If you did not grow up in America, it is almost certain that daily life in America is unlike daily life where you grew up. (Just how different American daily life is from the place you grew up depends, of course, on where you lived before coming to America. If you grew up in Toronto, Canada, the U.S. may not be that different from what you are accustomed to - but if you grew up in China or Eritrea or Japan or Argentina or Russia or Taiwan, etc., the U.S. is very different.) It's different as to social customs, dating, family relationships, body language, special occasions like marriages and funerals, interacting with police and landlords and people at work. Daily life is different in America as to schools, health matters, attending parties, standing near other people, using the buses and countless other aspects of daily life.

Every university that issues a visa to a foreign student should provide a copy of this book to that student. Every U.S. embassy or consulate assisting a foreigner in moving temporarily or permanently to the U.S. should do the same. For Americans welcoming family or friends to our shores, this is the ideal gift. It is sure to be passed around, read and re-read until the binding falls off!

For the newcomer lucky enough to have a copy of this book, here's a bit of friendly advice: Make a mental note of a few parts of this book that are of special interest to you. When you meet Americans and have a chance to talk with them, ask them about something mentioned in the book. Ask "How should I handle a job interview?" or "What is a good gift for a baby shower?" or "I don't drink alcohol. What should I do or say when I am offered an alcoholic beverage?" Make new friends while learning more about "fitting in" as a fellow resident of America.
Bulace
Life in the USA is a delightfully candid book for ESL students and American immigrants who are trying to figure out American culture and their English teachers who are trying to explain it to them. At times reaching the point of a situation comedy, at times touchingly sad, at times painfully honest it is a good reminder that for many immigrants American culture is a labyrinth of discovery. "I hear people speaking so many different languages. Will I ever meet an American and learn English?" or "He is no longer friendly at work and I think I did something wrong but I don't know why. Can you help?" In a series of authentic, confounding student letters answered by their thoughtful teacher, this little gem covers everything from body language, relationships, social customs and manners, to surviving in the city and the workplace. If you ever need help figuring out life in America or explaining it to someone, be sure to pick up a copy of Life in the USA.
Roru
Somebody said to me a long time ago, "you'll find easy to adapt to USA, because American people don't have a culture." It was hard to believe it. There is a culture in this country, a vast culture I'd say.
I wish I could have read a book with all the details about America, as the ones content in "Life in the USA". This book should be in everybody's bookcase. When one doesn't speak the English language and tries to immerse in USA culture, it is quite difficult. It is hard because one is thinking about our country's traditions, one expects to have the same reactions and it is a complete error. "Life in USA" has the power to facilitate your adaptation to the American Life.
Marg
Having lived abroad for twelve years, I am no stranger to the "How to get by in ...." genre of literature. While most cultural guides can prove to be biased or culturally idealistic - as the authors can only anticipate certain issues and respond in subjective fashion - "Life in the USA" does its best to avoid this trap by allowing the issues to derive from actual letters describing actual concerns of actual foreign students in the US. While it may be impossible to produce a cultural guide that does not bring some points of view into dispute, the humor, candor, and simplicity of the student/teacher correspondence makes this book one of the most helpful, and certainly the most original and entertaining, cultural survival guides available to those looking to make a life in the United States.