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Teaching ESL Abroad: Culture Guides

Argentina

Argentina
 

Australia

Australia

Austria

Austria
 

Belgium

Belgium
 

Brazil

Brazil
 

Canada

Canada
 

China

China
 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
 

Czech Republic

Czech Republic
 

Denmark

Denmark
 

Finland

Finland
 

France

France
 

Germany

Germany

Great Britain/UK

Great Britain/UK
 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
 

Guatemala

Guatemala
 

Ireland

Ireland
 

India

India
 

Israel

Israel
 

Italy

Italy

Japan

Japan
 

Kenya

Kenya
 

Note about this information

Some information sources are older and may be out of date on particular subjects.  If you are planning on traveling or working in a different country, please consult multiple sources and be on the lookout for more current information.  However, if you have time to read up on the history of your destination country, your hosts will likely be impressed by your efforts.

Going Global

Going Global covers a selection of countries and includes culture guides with info on subjects such as local customs, greetings, language, business culture, and how women are treated. Look for the Cultural Advice section at the bottom of each Country Guide.

Books - General Guides

Countries and their cultures / Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember, editors.
Reference GN 307.C68 2001  v. 1-4   See also online version

Encyclopedia of food and culture / Solomon H. Katz, editor in chief ; William Woys Weaver, associate editor
Reference GT 2850.E53 2003 v. 1-3  See also online version

E-books

Countries and Their Cultures / Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember, ed.  2001
See also print version in Reference, GN 307.C68 2001

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture / Solomon H. Katz, ed.  2003
See also print version in Reference, GT 2850.E53 2003

Encyclopedia of World Cultures  1996

Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Supplement / Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, and Ian Skoggard, ed.  2002

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand, a database of educational and documentary streaming videos, has some material related to specific cultures. Search for your area of interest or browse the Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology section.

Africa

Africa

Asia

Asia

Europe

Europe

Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

Middle East

Middle East

Mexico

Mexico
 

Nepal

Nepal
 

Nicaragua

Nicaragua
 

Netherlands

Netherlands
 

Russia

Russia
 

Scotland

Scotland
 

South Africa

South Africa
 

South Korea

South Korea
 

Spain

Spain
 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
 

Taiwan

Taiwan
 

Thailand

Thailand
 

Wales

Wales
 

Credits

Based on the original guide by Krystyna Mrozek.

Most flag clipart is public domain from www.openclipart.org, or created by Diane Westerfield.  Hong Kong and Welsh flags by erjkprunczyk at Flickr
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