For the first time
sitcom appearing Crossroads Café helps learners
build their English skills and cultural awareness.
Dramatic television episodes follow six main characters
as they are challenged by their lives in America and
learn how to communicate with others as they conquer
Some of the Crossroads Cafe actors are: David
Ackert (as Jamal Al Jabali), Cynthia Burr (as
Katherine Blake), Alan Charof (as Victor
Brashov), Gabriella De Marco (as Rosa), Walter
Kim (as Henry), and David Kirkwood (as Jess
Washington). Appearing during the show's breaks
are David Gilfillian (Narrator - "Culture Clips"
segment) and Doug Stone (Professor Voice - "Word
The series is the result of an unprecedented
collaboration between INTELECOM; Heinle & Heinle
Publishers / Thomson Learning; the departments of
education for the states of California, Illinois,
Florida and New York; the US Department of Education;
the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and
Naturalization Service; and the US Information Agency.