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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Date: Feb 15 2002

Intro

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When you live in a foreign country, you have the chance to experience that country’s culture. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to take part in a culture that is not your own.
In this lesson I am going to talk about some great ways to get involved in North American culture. Trying one or two of these ideas will enrich the time you spend here and will give you a new perspective on your experiences away from home!

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

TAKE A CLASS
If you are here for a more than three months, a great way to get involved is by taking a class that interests you. I am not talking about another English class. Instead, think about taking a dance class, a painting workshop, or a nature walk with an expert. These types of classes are available at most community colleges. Ask for a course catalog and look under “Community Education” or ask someone at the college for help.
_VOLUNTEER
If you enjoy helping people, you can get involved by volunteering for a cause you believe in. There are many organizations that need people to come and spend time helping. You just need to decide what organization you would like to be a part of and then call to let them know you are interested in volunteering.
_GO TO CHURCH*
Churches offer you a wonderful way to become part of a community. Churches sponsor many activities, meetings and volunteering options each month. If you already have a religion that is a part of your life, look in the phone book for the church nearest you. If you don’t know what church you would like to go to, find several in your area and try them all until you find one you like.

 

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Discussion

I hope that you will try at least one of the above ideas! Not only will you make new friends, you will also be exposed to new parts of North American culture!
If you have a story to tell about how you got involved, or activites that are special to you come to the Life Goes On message board and share with us!
Have a wonderful week friends!
Tanis

 

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franktowers

Brazil

i can’t hear the audio either

01:48 AM Mar 28 2008 |

Crazy_86

Crazy_86

Azerbaijan

I am from Azerbaijan!

05:09 PM Mar 27 2008 |

Crazy_86

Crazy_86

Azerbaijan

I am from Azerbaijan!

05:08 PM Mar 27 2008 |

aunglawkeeshein

Myanmar

It is definately good one for me and it helps me get some general knowledge and I will teacher that one to my students soon.

Thanks a million

 

04:24 PM Mar 27 2008 |

windflowers

Brunei Darussalam

i`d like to make friends with english-speaking country people.i also want to watch english movies. but i can`t hear it.what`s wrong with the audio?

12:16 PM Mar 26 2008 |

pasific9

pasific9

Algeria

me tooWink

11:03 PM Mar 25 2008 |

jason3210

jason3210

China

yes,you can say it again.

may be there are something wrong with the audio source connecting.

07:34 AM Mar 25 2008 |

Julitschka

Julitschka

Ukraine

I cant hear the radio

07:50 PM Mar 23 2008 |

timefly

China

the same to me

02:34 PM Mar 23 2008 |

3omda100100

Egypt

i am frome egypt

11:14 AM Mar 23 2008 |

Ivie

El Salvador

I really like this place because help me to learn and practice english and I really need it! thanks.

04:04 PM Mar 22 2008 |

Ivie

El Salvador

I really like this place because help me to learn and practice english and I really need it! thanks.

04:03 PM Mar 22 2008 |

hattyyang

China

the audio is not available .any body can help ???tks in advance

01:46 PM Mar 21 2008 |

hooba

Saudi Arabia

i   cant hear the dialouge

11:47 AM Mar 16 2008 |

maggiewangdandan

China

 I also can't listen to the radio,it is a pity and  so boring

11:17 AM Mar 16 2008 |

mina_0211

Viet Nam

i can't hear the radio. what a pity!

01:50 AM Mar 14 2008 |

vivi bulat

Romania

Hi Everybody,

Sorry but at many lesson I could not hear the audio. Why??

There is somebody who can fix this unpleasant situations??

Thank you a lot!

08:19 PM Mar 12 2008 |

elamraji

Canada

please

02:32 PM Mar 11 2008 |

saeedrezvi

saeedrezvi

Pakistan

yes, audio is not working today

 

01:47 PM Mar 10 2008 |

saeedrezvi

saeedrezvi

Pakistan

Getting Involved: The most useful lesson ever without much expenses like Culture Cruise or Tarkrarian Wedding. Culture Cruise was wonderful and matchless but Tarkararian wedding was not worth that expense. Even there was nothing for an English learner. but culture cruise Wow. this lesson Getting involved is sure a great idea. Thank you very much and Congratulations to you for this lesson which gave an insight and hope to many who want to visit US but what to do, how to get involved how to make friends specifically, how to spent one’s time in good and useful activities.
saeed an old member

01:37 PM Mar 10 2008 |

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