Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Culture Shock

Introduction to culture shock

Watch this online video: Inter Cultural Effectivness - Culture Shock Video

Discussion: Your experiences

  • Have you ever tried to live abroad, in a foreign country, with a very different culture?
  • How did you feel at the beginning?
  • What problems did you have?
  • What was most difficult for you to get used to in the new culture?
  • How long did it take you to adjust to the new culture, and feel comfortable?

What is culture shock?

To change to a serious approach, watch the Video Quiz: Culture Shock and answer the questions.

Alternatively, watch this video about culture shock.

What are the stages of culture shock?

Learn about the 4 stages of culture shock with a timed reading exercise called Wild Children 5: Culture Shock. Here are the questions you will be asked at first:

  1. When does culture shock happen?
  2. How do you feel during the first stage of culture shock?
  3. How do you feel during the second stage?
  4. How could the third stage be described?
  5. How do you feel during the fourth stage of culture shock?
  6. Why might reverse culture shock be a problem?

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