LINGUIST List 32.2708

Thu Aug 19 2021

FYI: Intercultural Skills in Action (University of Michigan Press)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Aug-2021
From: Darren LaScotte <>
Subject: Intercultural Skills in Action (University of Michigan Press)
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Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to share that our textbook "Intercultural Skills in Action: An International Student's Guide to College and University Life in the U.S." (University of Michigan Press, 2021) is available online now (

About the book:

This textbook is designed to create meaningful opportunities for students to reflect on and practice intercultural skills in ways that are relatable in their daily lives and that can lead to a more satisfying U.S. academic experience.

Each unit opens with a discovery activity that serves as a springboard for the unit and introduces the topic in an engaging way. Chapters feature academic content that expands knowledge of intercultural skills, plus opportunities for students to pause and reflect on how to apply what they are learning to their own intercultural experiences. The activities ask students to respond with short written reflections and practice oral skills through discussion in pairs and small groups. Each unit closes with an activity that requires students to use higher-order thinking skills to create, evaluate, and/or analyze cultural information gathered from college and university settings in the form of surveys, interviews, observations, or internet research and then report on what they have learned.

The intended audiences for this book are international students studying in IEPs, in university bridge or pathway programs, or at colleges and universities in the United States. It may also be used by new-student orientation programs or by student services offices that provide intercultural training for students, staff, and faculty who work with international students.

We are sharing a promotional discount if you're interested in getting a copy and/or sharing to your professional networks. Use code "UMF21" to receive 30% off!

Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions. We hope that you will find this textbook helpful and look forward to your reviews!

Darren LaScotte & Bethany Peters

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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