This edition: Breaking Away
Crossroads Café is a captivating episodic series which offers a complete program designed to teach English to speakers of other languages. The series engagingly depicts the lives of six characters involved with a small neighborhood restaurant. Their backgrounds, challenges and struggles are typical of many ESL/ESOL learners. Two video sidebars appear in each episode: Culture Clips, a documentary-style segment which focuses on cultural issues portrayed in the story; and Word Play, a colorful animated segment which demonstrates the appropriate language to use when communicating specific types of information.
This episode: Henry and his caucasian girlfriend are forced to deal with reactions from their parents; a laundromat opens next door to the cafe. "The Word Play" segment addresses: Talking about likes and dislikes. "Cultural Clip" emphasizes: Intercultural relationships.