France - Culture Smart!

France - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Culture Smart!,Barry Tomalin

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787022692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The French are "different." You'll often hear this in conversations among the "Anglo-Saxons," as the French like to call English-speakers. "Different" means charming, challenging, questioning, stylish, and doing things in their own way and to their own advantage. By looking at the attitudes and values of the French, and explaining how French life and business works, Culture Smart! France shows you how to fit in as a foreigner. It gives practical advice on how to avoid faux pas and how to behave in different contexts. It takes you through French history, festivals, and traditions, and describes the French at home and at work. Above all, it shows you how the French communicate, and how to get the best out of this idiosyncratic and brilliant people.

Belgium - Culture Smart!

Belgium - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Mandy Macdonald

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857335953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Culture Smart! France

Culture Smart! France
A Book

by Barry Tomalin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Syria - Culture Smart!

Syria - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Sarah Standish

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857335635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After years of diplomatic isolation Syria is emerging from the cold. Its government is a key Middle Eastern player, and will be a major element of any possible comprehensive Middle Eastern peace deal. To visit Syria is to become acquainted with one of the most rewarding destinations in the Middle East. Its historic attractions are stunning, and the Syrians are proud and gracious hosts; you can expect to be treated like a person and not just a tourist. Of course, there are always thorns with the roses: Syria's economy is inefficient, and its youth are frustrated; the strong-man political system that has held the country together does not encourage public intellectual life, but nor does it prevent young Syrians from debating with passion in private. The Syrian sense of tradition has preserved some of the bad along with the good, and society remains highly patriarchal. Despite such drawbacks, this is a country that's rich not only in resources, but also, and especially, in its people. American author Sarah Standish looks at Syria's long history and its present-day political realities. She describes the many subgroups that make up the population as well as what unites all Syrians. She offers practical tips for traveling and on what to expect when conducting business. You'll learn how people communicate with each other, and how you can communicate with them. The Syrians will never stop surprising you: get to know a few, and they will turn the stereotypes inside out several times over.

Italy - Culture Smart!

Italy - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Culture Smart!,Barry Tomalin

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787028771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. Italy delights and stimulates with its magnificent cities and monuments, stunningly beautiful landscapes, the glory of its art and architecture, the richness and variety of its food, the elegance of its design and fashion, and the vitality and charm of its people. Italian style and culture have been exported all over the world. At home, however, Italian society and politics are facing challenges as the country struggles to maintain its standard of living, the stability of its currency, and its ability to provide jobs. The influx of refugees across the Mediterranean is putting pressure on both its social fabric and its economy. Culture Smart! Italy is an insider s guide to their daily lives, passions, and preoccupations. It introduces you to their history and culture, and provides vital information and practical tips to help smooth your path in different social situations. Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

Egypt - Culture Smart!

Egypt - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Jailan Zayan

  • Publisher : Bravo Limited
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857336720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts. The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, with new parties, movements, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape. But the situation remains fluid. Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country's political and social identity has yet to be defined. Egypt's heady spirit of change is both rooted in and challenged by traditional and deeply conservative values. The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor. In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It outlines the country's history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.

Canada - Culture Smart!

Canada - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Diane Lemieux

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857338332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Canada is the second-largest country in the world, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and spanning six time zones. From coast to coast lie vast forests, breathtaking mountains, flat, open plains, and thousands of lakes and rivers. It is also the world's second-most sparsely populated country. The Canadian psyche is deeply influenced by the size of the territory and the extremes of its climate. Canada's short history, and its relatively peaceful development, affects the way the Canadians view the world and their place in it. They are one of the world's wealthiest nations, with a quality of life to match, and are proud of their positive international reputation. Outsiders assume that Canadians are culturally similar to, if more modest than, their American neighbors. But Canadian society is more complex than that. This is one of the most multicultural societies in the world, due to its high level of immigration. In addition, its small population, spread thinly across a huge landmass, affects how Canadians communicate with each other. For instance, they identify more readily with their province or local community than they do with their nation. Politically and economically, the country is very decentralized. Culture Smart! Canada gives a broad overview of the geography, history, and politics of the land. It describes Canadian values and attitudes, how people relax in their spare time, and how you can make friends with them. There is a chapter on business for those who need to know what to expect in the corporate world. By preparing you for the reactions, emotions, and events that you will experience during your visit, it will deepen your understanding of the country. Canadians are open, friendly, and relaxed hosts. They will welcome you even more warmly if you demonstrate some depth of knowledge of their culture.

Denmark - Culture Smart!

Denmark - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Mark Salmon,Culture Smart!

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2019-06-24
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1787029182
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mention Denmark and some people will think of marauding Vikings with horned helmets or one of Denmark's more famous exports—Carlsberg beer—or the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. But of the Danes themselves they may know very little. The Danes tend to be more relaxed and less formal than their fellow Scandinavians—and more independently minded. In fact, Denmark used to be referred to by its puritanical northern neighbors as "the loose woman to the south." This book gives an insider's perspective on Danish home, work, and social life, and on the Jantelov—the principles underpinning the traditional Scandinavian virtues of modesty, equality, and social cohesion, but which also warn against the dangers of individualism. This book offers many practical tips on travelers should conduct themselves in Denmark and what to expect in social situations. Readers will discover that, beneath their quiet northern reserve, the Danish people are friendly, fair-minded, civilized, and warm.

Scotland - Culture Smart!

Scotland - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by John Scotney

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2009-11-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857336216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Tunisia - Culture Smart!

Tunisia - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Gerald Zarr

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2009-03-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857336194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Switzerland - Culture Smart!

Switzerland - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Culture Smart!,Kendall Hunter

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787028615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set aside your preconceptions of postcard scenery, chocolate, cheese, faceless bankers, and spotless cities. The real Switzerland is anything but bland. This small, multilingual, and fiercely independent country in the heart of Europe is full of surprises. Culture Smart! Switzerland reveals the human dimension of this enigmatic country. It provides an historical overview, explores Swiss values and attitudes, and looks at the cultural continuity of festivals and traditions.

Vietnam - Culture Smart!

Vietnam - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Culture Smart!,Geoffrey Murray

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787028534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vietnam is one of the most fascinating destinations in Southeast Asia. Having emerged from two decades of war, it is has undergone a period of rapid and far-reaching change. Culture Smart! Vietnam is for those who want to learn about the traditional values, sensibility, and modern life of the Vietnamese. It explains deep-seated attitudes and describes some of the social, economic, and cultural changes now under way.

Italy - Culture Smart!

Italy - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Tomalin,Culture Smart!

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857338316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Italy delights and stimulates with its magnificent cities and monuments, its stunningly beautiful landscapes, the glory of its art and architecture, the richness and variety of its food, the elegance of its design and fashion, and the vitality and charm of its people. Italian style and culture have been exported all over the world. What is it like at home? Almost ten years after the 2008 banking crisis, Italy struggles to maintain its standard of living, the stability of the currency, and its ability to provide jobs for its school leavers and university graduates, many of whom now leave to work elsewhere in Europe. In addition, the influx of refugees from southeast Europe and across the Mediterranean is putting pressure on both its security and its economy. How are traditional Italian society and politics changing to deal with these challenges, with its most famous political personality of the last ten years, the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, still apparently waiting in the wings? The Italians are the most European-minded of nations, having emerged from a long history of regional fragmentation. Culture Smart! Italy introduces you to their history and culture and offers an insider's guide to their daily lives, passions, and preoccupations. This is your chance to get to know them better.

Britain - Culture Smart!

Britain - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Paul Norbury,Culture Smart!

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2015-07-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 178702945X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Cool Britannia" is alive and well today. British culture is at the top of its game—in fashion, popular music, art and entertainment, science and technology, new inventions, and in the rediscovered skills and excellence in engineering that make it Germany's leading trading partner in Europe. As a family of nations, the British are inventive, reflective, good humored, funny, focused, and tenacious. Today's multicultural Britain is managing the challenges of integrating minorities in a way that remains true to its fundamental values and beliefs as a fair and open society, one that continues to see itself as a model for others to follow. Since the first edition of this guide appeared, Britain has faced huge and accelerated change in its cultural, economic, and political life. In ten years immigration has added a further five million to its population. Confidence in its banks and regulatory structures was shaken by the global financial crisis. The very unity of the United Kingdom was tested in 2014 in the referendum on Scottish independence, and although those wishing to retain the Union triumphed, it prompted a debate about national identities and rights, and the prospect of a new "fairer" settlement for the English. While the desire of Scottish nationalists for independence remains as strong as ever, the surge in support for the UK Independence Party (which wants Britain to leave the EU) may well result in a new form of power sharing in parliament. This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Britain examines the impact of these issues on British society and guides the reader through the quirks, customs, values, and changing ways of British life. It is a must-read for the record-breaking numbers of visitors coming to these islands.

Didactics of Smart Pedagogy

Didactics of Smart Pedagogy
Smart Pedagogy for Technology Enhanced Learning

by Linda Daniela

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-11-27
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 3030015513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The focus on smart education has become a new trend in the global educational field. Some countries have already developed smart education systems and there is increasing pressure coming from business and tech communities to continue this development. Simultaneously, there are only fragmented studies on the didactic aspects of technology usage. Thus, pedagogy as a science must engage in a new research direction—smart pedagogy. This book seeks to engage in a new research direction, that of smart pedagogy. It launches discussions on how to use all sorts of smart education solutions in the context of existing learning theories and on how to apply innovative solutions in order to reduce the marginalization of groups in educational contexts. It also explores transformations of pedagogical science, the role of the educator, applicable teaching methods, learning outcomes, and research and assessment of acquired knowledge in an effort to make the smart education process meaningful to a wide audience of international educators, researchers, and administrators working within and tangential to TEL.

Italy

Italy
A Book

by Charles Abbott

  • Publisher : Kuperard Pub
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the social life, customs, and national characteristics of Italy, including coverage of such topics as values, attitudes, religion, family, food, language, and social relationships.

Poland

Poland
A Book

by Greg Allen

  • Publisher : West Winds Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you are looking to secure a business deal, enrich your travels, or simply better understand Poland, its people and customs, this book provides the information you need in a clear and highly readable guide.

Brazil - Culture Smart!

Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Sandra Branco,Rob Williams

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1857336909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For many people Brazil conjures up images of football, Carnaval and fine coffee, but it is much more than beaches and bossa nova. If you could choose only one word to describe Brazil, it would be diversity. The variety of racial types, lifestyles, wealth, landscape and climate is enormous. Jeitinho is the Brazilian means of dealing creatively with life's everyday complications. Literally translated as a "little way", in practice it means that regardless of the rules or systems in place, where there is a will there has to be a way around them. The jeitinho is so ingrained in daily life that you can see examples everywhere; managing to get a seat when all the places are booked up, traveling with more luggage than is allowed or successfully ordering something that is not on the restaurant menu. Culture Smart! Brazil is a concise guide to understanding the Brazilian people and illuminating the complexities of their national identity. Familiarise yourself with their customs, traditions and culture and experience Brazil authentically.

Finland

Finland
A Book

by Terttu Leney

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2006-09
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Land and people -- Values and attitudes -- Festivals and customs -- Making friends -- The Finns at home -- Time out -- Traveling -- Business briefing -- Communicating.

Germany - Culture Smart!

Germany - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Culture Smart!,Barry Tomalin

  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787028852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Germany—powerhouse of Europe and pillar of the Eurozone—feels reassuringly familiar. However, despite superficial appearances, this is a country that operates very differently from the USA and Britain. German history is more than a thousand years old and the relatively new German nation-state encompasses an astonishing variety of cultural and regional differences. German society is also in a state of flux, as people respond to immigration and a tough economic climate. Traditional attitudes such as formality and rigid protocol are softening as German business globalizes. Culture Smart! Germany aims to show you how to be a good and sensitive guest. It tells you what treatment to expect, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to build rapport and credibility with this culturally rich and inventive people in the heart of Europe.