READINGAMERICA is an enjoyable and stimulating on-site (or on Zoom) 90-minute monthly workshop. Through this unique reading and discussion group, participants can enhance their knowledge of American life and of the English language.
In turn, the participants will work more effectively and efficiently with their colleagues, here and abroad. A short reading will be distributed prior to each workshop. Instructor-led discussions will examine the language and content of the article. Participants will benefit from the insight they will gain about the American workplace, customs, history, and culture.
READINGAMERICA can be designed specifically for your company´s needs. This cross-cultural workshop sensitizes the participants to the subtleties of work habits, interpersonal interactions, and social customs of many cultures.
The workshop is led by a native German living in Pittsburgh and a native American who lived abroad in France. This experience provides the participants with many different perspectives on the ex-pat experience. We have been organizing and conducting groups like this for the last four years with great success and enthusiasm.
LIVINGAMERICA is designed specifically for the spouses or partners who, much like a chameleon, wants to adapt and feel at home in these new surroundings.
In a warm and welcoming setting, these expats will be treated to fascinating and thought-provoking information about living in the USA. As the participants become more comfortable with the English language, expressions, and cultural norms they will feel increasingly at home in the United States. From learning American pronunciation to discovering Pittsburgh, LIVINGAMERICA covers the essential topics for a new, confident, and comfortable life in the USA.
Participants will have the chance to talk with other new ex-pats as well as to hear from others who have already made this journey. The workshop is a two-hour session, once a week for eight weeks. All materials will be provided.
This two-hour monthly reading group, FEELSHOME, continues to build the bridges that were created in the Living America workshop.
The readings will prompt lively and informative discussions about language, pronunciation, customs, and life in the USA. Each participant builds a bridge between their own culture and that of the American lifestyle. Discover Pittsburgh through field trips throughout the city as well as daytime trips to a local theater.
After conducting FEELSHOME for four years, we have seen the friendships that have formed and the participants’ newly acquired confidence with the language and with life in the United States.
Learn about linguistics, culture, and psychology in a comfortable setting. Enjoy your new life abroad. Become an INTERNATIONAL CHAMELEON.
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