Cultural Differences
Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

Exploring and Understanding Cultures Using Academic Skills



220 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $34.00 (US $34.00) (CA $45.00)

Publication Date: February 2014

ISBN 9780866473613

Price: $34.00


Cultural Differences is a content-based college/university preparation course introducing and giving practice in using a wide range of academic skills. In the process of studying the reasons behind the norms in different cultures, ESL students develop reading, discussion, and writing skills. The materials are effective in a variety of academic ESL courses.

Cultural Differences is composed of two books. The main text has 14 units. Each unit includes a reading passage about cultural norms and the reasons for those norms. The exercises that follow the passages are divided into five parts: 1) Study Guide questions, 2) Academic vocabulary exercises, 3) Preparation for discussion, 4) Academic writing techniques, and 5) Preview questions for the next unit.

The second book, the Supplementary Activities, contains additional materials. This photocopiable book is available as a separate book or available at at no charge.

Author Biography

David Keheand Peggy Dustin Kehe, authors of Cultural Differences: Exploring and Understanding Cultures Using Academic Skills, have co-written eight textbooks with Pro Lingua Learning. They have been ESL teachers for over 35 years in the U.S., Japan, and Greece and with the Peace Corps in Niger. They both have a Master of Arts in TESOL from the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont. Currently, David is Faculty Emeritus at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA, and Peggy is retired from teaching. David also writes a blog about teaching ESL called "Common Sense Teaching ESL."