Talking Culture: Bias, Blinders and Rules

Alan Headbloom is an award-winning language coach and interculturalist. He works online and in-person with foreign-born professionals in hospitals, colleges, and industry, helping them acculturate to American English and American ways. His tutorials and lessons work for US Americans, too! (Says the person who learned about US football and hand-shaking protocol in the US…from him!) Alan talks regularly about the importance of welcoming immigrants and the “insidious presence of ethnocentrism in our lives.”

How to Learn Conversational Football

Are you a big football fan?   97 to 100M people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, when the LA Rams face the Cincinnati Bengals. With those numbers, it’s likely you will be talking to someone this week, perhaps even a current or prospective client, who is a fan. Because beyond a…