Sara Proaño: Slang and Cultural Expressions

Approx. time Expression Explanation
1:10 Many backgrouds Moving around with her family
2:15 Getting to the Hispanic Center of West Michigan The mission of volunteering and getting involved
3:04 domestic violence violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner
3:09 What the Hispanic Center is The range of services and workings of the center
5:16 Sara's department Language Services: What it is and what it does
5:30 Interpretation vs Translation What the difference is between them
7:21 freelancer working for different companies at different times rather than being permanently employed by one company
8:04 The three levels What they are and what they do
8:35 code of ethics a document that may outline the mission and values of the business or organization
8:52 job shadowing a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student
10:03 Impact on worker's personal lives How professional development changes lives
10:46 egg packer packages eggs to ship out
11:45 A good place to start What to understand and how to help the population
12:34 humility a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness
13:12 how to get involved website and volunteer work

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Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.