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El Salvador; Impressive!
Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez

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History



     People


   El Salvador,
   Impressive!



Our Family Culture


                     Group 5 - El Salvador...
History




          Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
General Information

                            • Area: 21,041 sq km

                            • Capital: San Salvador...
From Cuzcatlan to El Salvador; from Pipiles to the
       Spaniards

       • 11th Century - Pipil Indians,
         desce...
Salvadorans have been through many devastating
       natural disasters; nothing keeps them down
                         ...
Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
History



     People


   El Salvador,
   Impressive!



Our Family Culture


                     Group 5 - El Salvador...
People




         Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
Salvadorans have a collectivist culture; they value
       loyalty and strong relationships
                              ...
Recommendations for communicating with
       Salvadorans

       • Men -> conservative, lightweight
         suite. Women...
Recommendations for communicating when doing
business
• Business is done only after a
  relationship has been established....
Children in El Salvador join gangs at a young age;
low illiteracy level

• Illiteracy level of 18.9%


• The drop out rate...
History



     People


   El Salvador;
   Impressive!



Our Family Culture


                     Group 5 - El Salvador...
El Salvador;
Impressive!




               Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
El Salvador, Impressive!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIkH7aBAi7E   Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
The city of San Salvador has everything close by;
lakes,beaches, mountains and landscape

                           • Bea...
Tiny country on the Pacific coast has made a rich
contribution to Central American cooking

                              •...
Handcraft markets all over the country; each town
characterized by it’s different type of handycraft




    Great variety...
Salvadorans love to have fun with music and
dance

                                • Popular music for
                   ...
History



     People


   El Salvador,
   Impressive!



Our Family Culture


                     Group 5 - El Salvador...
Our Family Culture




               Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
In the Samayoa Family the father is the head of the
household, similar to many Salvadoran families

                      ...
For The Quiñonez Family values are very important
and are taught since childhood


                             • Catholic...
The Boza Holman Family have a very close
extended family, just like many other Salvadorans

                              ...
El Salvador, Impressive!
Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez

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  • La palabra autóctona CUZCATLÁN significa "Tierra de Cosas Preciosas", era el nombre de la tierra salvadoreña en lengua Nahuathl antes de la conquista; posteriormente, y con la aceptación oficial de la lengua castellana, el nombre cambió a CUSCATLÁN, el cual es la palabra oficial hoy en día.

    El Salvador - The Savior









  • If you are invited to a Salvadoran home, this is purely a social function
    This will probably include black beans, tortillas or meat, and fruit and vegetables




















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    1. 1. El Salvador; Impressive! Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    2. 2. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    3. 3. History Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    4. 4. General Information • Area: 21,041 sq km • Capital: San Salvador • Population: 7,185,218 • Exports: Textile, Coffee, Sugar, and Shrimp • Currency: USD • Religion: Catholic and Protestant • Language: Spanish and Nahuatl • Weather: Mostly warm, with a rainy season between May and October Sources: World Fact Book Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    5. 5. From Cuzcatlan to El Salvador; from Pipiles to the Spaniards • 11th Century - Pipil Indians, descendants of the Aztecs • 1525 - Conquered by Pedro de Alvarado • 1821 - El Salvador, with the other countries of Central America, declared its independence from Spain • 1970 - Discontent with societal inequalities, a poor economy, and the repressive measures of dictatorship led to civil war between the government (ruled since 1961 by the right-wing) and leftist antigovernment guerrilla units. Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    6. 6. Salvadorans have been through many devastating natural disasters; nothing keeps them down • 1992, the government signed a peace treaty with the guerrilla forces, formally ending the 12-year civil war that had killed 75,000. • 1998 - Hurricane Mitch devastated the country, leaving 200 dead and over 30,000 homeless. • 2001 - 2 major earthquakes struck the country, damaging about 20% of the nation's housing. • 2009 - Leftist Party won the elections Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    7. 7. Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    8. 8. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    9. 9. People Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    10. 10. Salvadorans have a collectivist culture; they value loyalty and strong relationships • As Latin Americans, Salvadorans are very expressive & affective • Value being treated with friendliness and respect • Collectivist Culture, Low Individualism -> 19 • Handshaking is the usual form of greeting. A kiss on the cheek when you know a person. • Two surnames: one from their father, which is listed first, followed by one from their mother. • Using Mr. and Mrs. - not doing so may be seamed as offensive. Titles, especially among the elderly, are very important. Address a person directly by using his or her title only. Sources: http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/resource.htm Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    11. 11. Recommendations for communicating with Salvadorans • Men -> conservative, lightweight suite. Women -> blouse and a skirt or dress • Do not point your fingers • Good Eye contact is important • Yawning in public is considered rude and should be avoided • To call on someone, with close friends ->extend the arm and wriggle the fingers with the palm down Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    12. 12. Recommendations for communicating when doing business • Business is done only after a relationship has been established. • Business is discussed in an office or over a meal. It is not discussed in the home or around family. • The main meal of the day is at noon. This will probably include black beans, tortillas or meat, and fruit and vegetables • Small gifts often exchanged. If you are invited to a Salvadoran home, it is appropriate to bring a gift of candy or flowers Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    13. 13. Children in El Salvador join gangs at a young age; low illiteracy level • Illiteracy level of 18.9% • The drop out rate in primary school is 31.1% • The secondary enrollment ratio is 64%, tertiary is 21.7% • Only 3% of GDP is spent in education Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    14. 14. History People El Salvador; Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    15. 15. El Salvador; Impressive! Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    16. 16. El Salvador, Impressive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIkH7aBAi7E Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    17. 17. The city of San Salvador has everything close by; lakes,beaches, mountains and landscape • Beautiful beaches, either to enjoy the sunset or to have a high doses of adrenaline surfing • Colorful mountains and landscapes all over the country • Archeological sites from Mayan culture • Lakes • Everything is close by (1-2 hr) Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    18. 18. Tiny country on the Pacific coast has made a rich contribution to Central American cooking • The most famous typical dish are Pupusas (maize made tortilla filled with cheese, beens or pork) • Accompanied with tomato sauce and “curtido” • Corn based dishes such as tamales, riguas, atol • Fried Yuca with pork and “curtido” Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    19. 19. Handcraft markets all over the country; each town characterized by it’s different type of handycraft Great variety of colorful textile handcrafts. Ex. Hamacas Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    20. 20. Salvadorans love to have fun with music and dance • Popular music for Salvadoreans is Cumbia • Marimba is played in rural areas for entertainment • Typical dances represent different events or agricultural activities • It is danced in pairs and is accompanied by traditional music Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    21. 21. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    22. 22. Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    23. 23. In the Samayoa Family the father is the head of the household, similar to many Salvadoran families • Family values are highly valued • Unity among siblings • High respect to father’s decisions • Mother has been at home always, aware of all the house and children needs • Regular Family meetings Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    24. 24. For The Quiñonez Family values are very important and are taught since childhood • Catholic religion • Age differentials among siblings • Dinner is respected as the main meal • Both parents work actively Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    25. 25. The Boza Holman Family have a very close extended family, just like many other Salvadorans • Traditional family values • Father is the head of the family, with a full time job; mother as a house wife • Very close to extended family; big family • Academic Education and Christian spirituality are very important • Parents are very protective, have close communication; very affective family Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
    26. 26. El Salvador, Impressive! Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
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