Mexican Manners 101 Mini-Course, Pt. I

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  • Mexican Manners 101 Mini-Course, Pt. I

    Friday, May 17
    at 9 AM – 1 PM

    Via Organica


    1. Introductions & Questions

    2. Conference Theme: 50ACG. Cold Gringos, Mexi-Gringos & Fringos.

    3. Personal Manners Assessment & Group Discussion
    What does “being polite” mean to you?

    4. The Mexican Bow & Sacred Space
    What is the meaning of bowing? When do I do it & with whom?

    5. Salutations & Titles

    BRUNCH BREAK 11- 11:30

    6. Party Etiquette & Ordering Food
    Time, requesting food, Buen Provecho, Splitting the check, To Go, Clean Plate Club, Tipping, nose blowing,

    7. “Mande”
    Where this Mexicanism originated & the 2 ways to use it today

    8. When “Gracias” is inappropriate
    How to respond when complimented on your material things & cooking


    About your instructor: Michelle Garrison, originally of Seattle, Washington, has lived in central México since 2006 and holds a Master’s degree in Multi-Cultural Education from the University of Washington. Mother of three multicultural children, Garrison presently teaches Spanish, English & Mexican Culture courses, owns GARRISON & GARRISON BOOKS in San Miguel de Allende, trains teachers in Classroom Management methods; manages rental properties, & offers behavioral therapy in the form of personal coaching.

    * Culture books are available for purchase at Mini-Course. Please fill out evaluation on the last page and turn it in at the end of the course.

     

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