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Teacher Elsa: “Culture Shock” upon returning home to Panama


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Elsa: “Culture Shock” upon returning home to Panama

In 1994, as an 8 year old, I left Panama to live in Jacksonville, FL USA. I came back home to Panama, 17 years later and encountered some “culture shock” on my return.

First off, the traffic and the way people drive here was very different to what I was used to and I was afraid to get behind the wheel, but I did. As a result, I wrecked my car as I had a US (polite and correct) driving style. But with some practice, a couple of months later, I was “driving like a Panamanian”!

Something else I came across in Panama was a more relaxed attitude towards life. With this comes people being frequently late, and service at restaurants can be quite slow. Also your experience at a public/government office can be frustrating and might delay your day’s activities.  Panama can be challenging to get accustomed to, but my recommendation to you is to have an open mind and be patient in order to enjoy this beautiful country.

 

Culture shock works 2 ways. Learn Spanish in Panama

Culture shock works 2 ways. Learn Spanish in Panama

BY Elsa who is a Panamanian Spanish teacher for SpanishPanama school.

Spanish Panama is a Canadian-Panamanian run language school located in El Cangrejo, on the main corner of Via Argentina. The school has a 13 year history of teaching Spanish in Panama and now offers Spanish, Portuguese and English classes for groups and individuals wanting to learn a language for conversational, business or academic purposes. At Spanish Panama the teachers are all native speakers, profesional and experienced. For more information please call (+507) 213 3121, or visit our websites www.spanishpanama.com, or www.cursosdeinglespanama.com.pa para averiguar sobre clases de inglés en Panamá

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Elsa: “Culture Shock” upon returning home to Panama

SpanishPanama services in Panama: Spanish immersion school, airport pickup, hotel, salsa dance classes, English and Spanish classes, certified translation services       http://spanishpanama.com/programs/1-on-1-spanish-classes-in-panama/

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