Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cultural Sensitivity
So I (F) started going to an Italian class at the library. The Comune offers free classes for stranieri/foreigners, but you have to be very persistent to find them.

A quick pop quiz.

If you are a country that is wrestling with how to assimilate immigrants from countries with vastly different and more conservative cultural norms, which sentences do you use in your basic language course?

A. Lei aveva avuto molti mariti e pochi amanti.
    She had many husbands and a few lovers.

B. Loro erano state sempre donnacce.
     They were always a bunch of b*tches.

C. Tutti bevano troppo.
     Everyone drank too much.

D. All of the above

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