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When Should I Apologize to an American?

When interacting with those in a different culture, we may wonder, “What is not appropriate in this culture and which should I apologize if I have made a mistake?”   Let’s take a look at this a little deeper.   Once when coaching an Indian in the U.S., I asked, “Did you get good customer […]

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Free USA Culture Training Videos

Have you been invited out to lunch by your American colleagues? Are you wondering how to handle that situation? Or, are you curious how to respond to American party invitations? Maybe you’re looking for American English lessons? The slideshow videos in this post promise to answer some of your questions.   The American culture tutorial […]

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Solutions to Difficult Situations in the USA

How Did E-mail Coaching Help You? I am an Indian student in the US. I came to know about Jennifer via a youtube video I saw. I wrote to her asking general questions about: 1) How to politely refuse an invitation from an American for a party or other gathering. Since we come from a […]

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My Teacher Gave Me The Wrong Grade, What Can I Do?

Have you ever thought, “My teacher gave me the wrong grade, what can I do?”  For international students in the US, there may be something you can do. I will share some ideas below, but it is always ideal to check with the policies and procedures of your college, university or academic department before proceeding. […]

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35+ Ideas of Things To Do on H4

Living in the USA on an H4 visa can be frustrating. Let’s talk about ideas of things to do on H4 so you can feel more interested in living in the US as a “trailing spouse.” Sitting at home staring at the four walls wondering how to spend your time on a H4 or F2 visa? Just […]

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Should I marry an NRI and Move to the USA?

What should I consider before getting married and moving to the USA?  Congratulations on your engagement and marriage! I wish you and your family many happy and fruitful years ahead! If you are moving from India to the U.S.A. after marriage, you may be looking for answers to the following questions: What is America like? […]

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Adjusting to College Life in the US

Adjusting to college life in the US  Sending your child off to college can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there are no rooms available in the dormitories and your 18-year old son has moved in and is managing his first apartment in an unfamiliar city. This was the situation that we found ourselves in […]

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English Tutoring for Japanese Speakers

English Tutoring for Japanese Speakers   Getting Used To Daily Life in America and American English: (Japanese, with English translation below.)     私とジェニファーさんは ボランティアを通じて知り合いになりました。こちらに来た当初は、何もかも不安でわからないことだらけでした。彼女は私に本当にいろんなことを教えてくれました。たとえば、アメリカの文化、発音の仕方(特にR,L)、ちょっとした生の英語、物の買い方、コーヒーショップでの店員とのやり取りの仕方などです。 さらには、レッスンの後に私の疑問を調べてくれて、詳しいものをホームページにのせてくれたり、ビデオを作って“You-tube”に載せてくれたりしましたくれました。 アメリカに来た時は不安でいっぱいでしたが、彼女と知り合いになれたことで、かなりアメリカ生活が有意義になりました。 彼女は本当に信用できる良い人です。私は彼女と知り合えて本当に良かったと実感しています。 油形 千代美         Getting Used To Daily Life in America and American English: “Jennifer Kumar is my tutor and my best friend. When our family came […]

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