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The Festival of Languages is a yearly event organized by the Modern Languages Department to celebrate diversity, community, languages, and to discover interdisciplinary connections. This year’s Festival will feature special guest, Lynn Sessler Neitzel, 1990 UW-L graduate, who was recognized as Wisconsin’s 2015 Distinguished Language Educator. Lynn Sessler Neitzel is currently the Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Blackhawk Technical College. In her talk “World Languages: All Our Futures Depend On Them”, she will share numerous professional and personal opportunities that result from being able to communicate in another language. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

 

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2016 Festival of Languages program

Hall of Nations

Workshops and presentations

Opening: 9:00 am -  9:15am

CLS Dean Julia Johnson’s opening statement

UW-L vocal jazz band

9:20am-9:45am

Chinese calligraphy

9:50am-10:10am

Chinese lesson

10:15am-10:40am

Presentation: “Languages Open Doors: Journeys of Political Science and Anthropology Professors (through graduate school and professional research)” by Dr. Liz Peacock, Dr. Regina Goodnow

10:45am-11:10am

Russian lesson

11:15am-11:55am

Student culture poster presentations

12:00pm-12:55pm

Presentation: “World Languages: All our Futures Depend on Them” by Lynn Neitzel  

1:00pm-1:25pm

Hmong lesson

1:30pm-1:55pm

Papel Picado workshop

2:00pm-2:30pm

Waltz lesson

2:40pm-3:00pm

Chinese movements (Baduanjin Qigong)

Closing: 3:00pm- 3:10pm

UW-L vocal jazz band  

Room 1200,

Cent. Hall

9:30am-10:00am


1:35pm-2:05pm



Two student study abroad panels by International Education and Engagement (IEE) (morning and afternoon)

 

All day activities in the Hall of Nations

 

Discover cultures through poster presentations and participate in the trivia game and raffle (prizes to win)

Meet students involved inLanguage Clubs(Chinese, German, Spanish, French clubs) and experience languages

Talk with experts on professions and internships:

Career Services, Karolyn Bald, (12:00pm-3:00pm) information on professions/internships and languages

International Education and Engagement, Kabee Vue (12:00am-3:00pm), information on study abroad programs

 

Enjoy ethnic refreshments made/prepared by MLG department members