WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING
"Students are thrilled with the video series. The sports analogies help them understand
differences in conversational styles, enabling them to better relate to and accept their classmates
from other cultures. Lightbulbs go on and introspection runs deep"
- Julie Geist Drew, ESL Instructor, Texas A&M University
"We have been using the conversational style inventory and the sports metaphors
from your videos in our corporate communication and team building workshops. The use of bowling,
basketball and rugby to demonstrate the use of conversational styles around the world is a brilliant
enhancement and application of Deborah Tannen's work."
- Pat Kirkland, Director, Skills for Success, Santa Cruz, California
"Response to the videos has been overwhelmingly positive. The information was well
organized, accurate, and presented in an interesting way. I especially liked the use of example
situations and the built-in opportunities to practice repeating the key phrases from each section."
- Lisa Wengryn, Staff Administrator, ELI, University of Pittsburgh
"A unique and insightful
approach to conversation!"
- George Rooks, author of
Beat the TOEFL video series
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
"I got a shock watching this video. I never realized that my culture had anything to do with the way I talk."
"I never noticed before that we Japanese have a conversational style, but I discovered it watching the video. Now I can see why I've had trouble speaking up in English."
"Now I understand why some of my international colleagues act/speak the way they do."