Before you left your home country, you may have been hearing from friends or family about how life in Canada is, how friendly Manitobans are, and how easy it is to assimilate into a multicultural society. While these may be true, you could discover that when you are actually here, many other things can be very different from what you first expected. For instance, you may sense that there are many hidden rules of conduct or practices that are hard to understand.
Although the assimilation experience can vary from person to person, generally, newcomers go through the same stages of cultural adaption. This will be discussed in the following video by Francis Tremblay of Entry Program. Aside from this, he will also talk about the elements of successful cultural adaptation, the features of Canadian life (how Canadians view time, communication, status, rule of law, and community life) and suggestions on how to adjust to various situations.
This one-hour lecture will provide great strategies for all newcomers. It will help if you take down notes during the lecture, so you may want to have a pen and paper near you:
Adapting to Canadian culture
The following questions are based on the talk by Francis Tremblay on Cultural Adaptation (link in article above). Read the following questions and select the best answer(s) for each one. Please note that some questions have more than one answer.
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- Question 1 of 8
According to the speaker, cultural adaptation is a short process.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 8
Which of the following is part of the Stages of Cultural Adaptation?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 8
In this stage, a person is uncertain on how to make friends and relate to people in authority.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 8
In this stage, a person finds everything exciting and new and is hopeful about finding success in the future.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 8
This stage is characterized by flexibility, tolerance and a sense of confidence.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 8
According to the talk, Canadians value punctuality and prefer a more direct style of communication.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 8
According to the speaker, Canada is a formal society.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 8
What were some of the strategies given for adjusting to life in Canada?CorrectIncorrect
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