About American Culture: Body language + Cultural gaffes

– This entertaining eight-minute video shows you how easy it is to commit a blunder, a gaffe, a slip-up in another culture. Things as simple and normal to you as sitting on the edge of a desk may be insulting in another country. See 14 examples of cultural gaffes acted out, then get some advice on how to try to avoid making such mistakes when you travel to another culture.

– Afterwards, watch the sequel, Cultural Gaffes at Home and Abroad.

American Hand Gestures

American Express OPEN: Do it yourself body language

Video (Joy Luck Club)

– From History Channel: Secrets of Body Language (1h:30min)

The best jokes from young people around the world.


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