Week 3 (3/8). Participating in Group Discussions

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Updated March 28th.

Chapter 9. Participating in Group Discussions

Pre-class Reading:

Althen, G. (2003). American Values and Assumptions. In G. Althen, Doran, A. R., & Szmania, S. J. (Eds.), American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States (2nd ed.). USA: Intercultural Press. Retrieved October 18, 2009, from http://www.johnevenhuis.com/docs/Core%20Reading%201.pdf

Speaking task

Choose one or two cultural values/assumptions that interest all group members. Brainstorm what problem you can foresee Taiwanese may encounter when being with American, or problems that American may face in the future. Explain the reasons. Find out solutions.