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Culture & Etiquette in Spanish-Speaking Countries - Chapter Summary
Culture and etiquette in Spanish-speaking countries often differ greatly from those of other countries. Review the entertaining lessons in this chapter to learn more about the cultural etiquette of Spain, Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. With each lesson is a short quiz you can take to assess your understanding. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts. Access these resources anytime, day or night, from any computer or mobile device. Upon completion of this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- Explain the importance of understanding a country's history and culture in global business
- Describe the cultural etiquette of Spain and Mexico
- Share details about greetings, table manners and personal space in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands
- Discuss the cultural etiquette of Central America and Spanish-speaking South America
- List and describe common sayings in various Spanish-speaking countries
- Provide details about the importance of last names in Hispanic culture
1. Effects of Society & Culture on Global Business
Travel and technology have made our world smaller, which has led to greater opportunities for companies to operate in a global market. This lesson will look at the effects of society & culture on global business.
2. Cultural Etiquette in Spain
This lesson provides you with an overview of some practices that surround the Spanish culture so you can make the most of your visit - whether it is for pleasure, business, or any other purpose!
3. Cultural Etiquette in Mexico
Mexico stands out in Latin America because of some cultural characteristics that give it an identity across the globe. This lesson explores its unique cultural characteristics, which can be useful knowledge in diverse situations.
4. Cultural Etiquette in Spanish-Speaking Caribbean Islands
Through this lesson, you learn general and basic etiquette to travel in the Spanish-Speaking islands of the Caribbean. You also learn about some cultural aspects of each island that are unique and, thus, do not apply to all islands.
5. Cultural Etiquette in Central America
This lesson refers to the most general aspects that countries in Central America share when it comes to personal interaction, culture, and business etiquette. Learn about these aspects of cultural etiquette, then test your understanding with a short quiz.
6. Cultural Etiquette in Spanish-Speaking South America
Each country in South America is unique, but some cultural aspects are shared. This lesson concentrates on those aspects while highlighting some important differences.
7. Importance of Family Names in Hispanic Culture
One of the cultural differences between Hispanic and other cultures is the way people carry their family names. This lesson explores the use of family names and the reason behind it in Hispanic countries.
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Other chapters within the Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace course
- Introductions & Salutations in Spanish
- Numbers & Payment in Spanish
- Customer Service in Spanish
- Appointments & Dates in Spanish
- Talking About Time in Spanish
- Professions in Spanish
- Office Buildings in Spanish
- Office Tasks & Errands in Spanish
- Expressing Preference in Spanish
- Leisure Activities in Spanish
- Spanish Terms for Technology
- Job Applications & Interviews in Spanish
- Business Communication in Spanish
- Work & Benefits in Spanish
- Negotiations & Meetings in Spanish
- Office Roles & Positions in Spanish
- Required Assignments for Spanish 105
- Studying for Spanish 105