To maintain a constant topic of "understanding American culture and how to work and communicate more effectively with Americans," I break up the group into smaller groups of five and give each group a book with the topic of "American culture," "diversity in American culture," "entrepreneurs in the US," "work culture in the US," "the immigrant experience in the US," along with other related topics. The groups are given about two hours to skim the book, choose a few random and interesting sections to read in more detail and share with the class in a group presentation style. During the presentation section of the module, each group is given seven to ten minutes to present their findings, allow time for some questions from the audience, and receive feedback from the trainer on the plus points and areas of improvement as far as their presentation skills are concerned. Additionally, the trainer (yours truly, the author of this post, and an American-born world citizen), shares some additional facts about American culture based on their presentation, or spends a few minutes answering some of the questions the audience had that the presenters were unable to answer.
The books listed below are some of the books I have used in this section of the training.
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