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Recommended Videos for International Students
These are a MUST watch for all international students and those who interact with them.
Recommended Reading Materials for International Students:
Althen, Gary – Manual for Foreign Teaching Assistants (Second edition, University of Iowa, 1998)
Althen, Gary – American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States (Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, Inc., 1988) An introduction to American culture with a section about cultures and cultural differences, a section about specific aspects of American culture – including education and a section listing activities that can help visitors from abroad better understand U.S. society.
Barnes, Gregory – The American University: A World Guide - (Philadelphia: ISI Press, 1984) An interesting readable discussion of the American higher education system as it compares to higher education systems elsewhere.
Barnes, Gregory – Communication Skills for the Foreign-Born Professional – (Philadelphia: ISI Press, 1982) Particularly recommended for foreign scholars, this book offers pointers about nonverbal communication among American and explains some important points about English usage.
Cah, Steven M. – Saints and Scamps – Ethics in Academia – (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1986) A philosopher’s discussion of the ethical obligations of college and university faculty in the United States.
Gullette, Margaret M. (Ed) – The Art and Craft of Teaching – (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984) A collection of useful essays on various aspects of being a teacher; lecturing, test questions, grading, etc., filled with sound, practical advice.
Meyers, C. & Holt, S. - Success with Presentations: A Course for Non-native Speakers of English - (Aspen Productions: Burnsville, MN, 2002) Practical tips for making successful presentations in the classroom and beyond.
Whitford and Dixson - Handbook of American Idioms and Idiomatic Usage (1973). A useful book on American idioms.