Level: Intermediate to high.
Skills: Students should have the vocabulary that would allow them to comment on this sequence, which is an excerpt from the film The Joy Luck Club
About the clip: The sequence, which is subtitled, shows the first encounter between a Chinese family and their girl's soon-to-be American fiance.
You can download the clip by clicking HERE or view it on line from the blog.
See related video: Table Manners across Cultures HERE
This video was provided by Uwe Pol as part of a course on Intercultural Awareness that I took at Norwich University in Summer 2011.