UTC Hosts Foreign Language Week March 24-28

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The UTC Department of Classical and Modern Languages offers the following schedule for Foreighn Language week:

Monday, March 24:

  •  Japanese Art Class: Calligraphy— two classes from 10am-11am and from 11am-12pm, Hunter 402
    Registration appreciated but not required. To register email: Hilary-Browder@utc.edu
  • “U.S. from the outside; how do we look to the rest of the world?”
    3:30pm Multicultural Center UC room 252
    International students studying at UTC will discuss their experiences.
  • Spanish Club—Mesa Española Conga Latin Food at 6:00-7:00pm. Come and speak Spanish.
    All levels welcome.

Tuesday, March 25:

  • Japanese Art Class: Origami— 10:00am—12:00pm
    Multicultural Center UC room 252
    Registration appreciated but not required. To register email: Hilary-Browder@utc.edu
  • “The Language of Music: Performances across Time and Place”
    Featuring UTC tenor and classical guitar, opera singers and pianists.
    2:00– 3:30 UC auditorium
Wednesday, March 26: 
  • Lingo Mingle
    12:00pm-1:00pm Multicultural Center UC room 252 
    Engage in small talk/conversations in different languages based on proficiency. Any language, any level welcome (beginner, intermediate, advanced or just curious. Hosted by the Multicultural Center with refreshments provided.
  • International Business Opportunities for Foreign Language Graduates 
    1:00pm-2:00pm Brock 201 
    You have the foreign language skills and cultural understandings. Are you ready to put these skills to work in business? International business career opportunities- both for-profit and non-profit abound for those who are prepared. Students preparing to graduate with foreign language ability and a global mindset have many paths to take but may not know what is in store for them in the business world. What kinds of careers are possible? How does one translate foreign language skills to achievement in business? How can one foster skill sets to be useful in business?
  • Poetry Reading and Contest with a lecture by Dr. Oralia Preble Niemi
    “Why Is Reading Poetry So Pleasing?”
    4:30 – 7:00pm Guerry Center Flag Room (on Oak Street)
    Original poems by students will be read. Grand prize awarded to best poem in a foreign language and English.
    Door prizes and refreshments
Thursday, March 27: 
  • Beasts Galore!          
    Double feature film:
    Multicultural Center UC room 252
    3:00pm Beauty and the Beast/ La belle et la bête— French with English subtitles—93 minutes
    Intermission with snacks and conversation and a German short
    5:00pm Pan’s Labyrinth/Laberinto del fauno —Spanish with English subtitles—1 hr 55 min—R

Friday, March 28:

  • Culture Night hosted by the International Student Organization ISO
    6:00pm Guerry Center Flag Room (on Oak St.)

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