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This book was written to give immigrants an easy-to-read, direct look at daily life in the United States and the American workplace. People have always come to the United States to find new opportunities and to make a better life for themselves and their families. America offers many jobs and many choices, both personally and professionally.
Use this book to build your confidence and get ahead faster in the workplace. Learn what to expect at home and on the job. The more you know about America, the easier it will be to understand and work with your coworkers and managers on the job.
America is always changing and growing. People bring the best of their traditions and culture from all over the world, making America a blend of many different countries. Leaving behind friends and family and starting in a new country is not easy. Learning to understand and communicate with new people can be challenging.
This book provides basic information about the language, people, culture, and workplaces of America. We have used easy-to-read sentence structure and grammar to make it easier for people who are just learning English.
The Immigrant's Guide to the American Workplace: Making It in America is designed to cover essentialinformation on many topics. We do not go too deeply into each topic, but give you enough information to understand America and to be successful in the workplace. You will find information on:
You will find several features in the book to help you learn about the United States. Look for feature boxes in each chapter containing important information. Complete the exercises at the end of each chapter to learn even more about the topics discussed. Improve your vocabulary by working through the extra exercises in Appendix A.