Greetings and introductions in African languages
Boubacar Diakite, Hannah Essien, Abdulwahid Mazrui, Sindy Lekoba, Nasra Ahmed, Doroth Lwelamila
We will provide a brief description of the African languages that we teach at Indiana University (Akan, Bamana, Kiswahili, Wolof, and IsiZulu). Audience will break into groups and learn how to greet and introduce themselves in one of the five languages. Participants will learn songs on greetings and introductions.
Learn African Languages through Clothes and Sculpture
Hannah Essien, Abdulwahid Mazrui, Boubacar Diakite, Fabienne Diouf, Nasra Ahmed, Doroth Lwelamila, Sindy Lekoba
The "kanga," traditional East African cotton wrap, communicates messages to family, friends, lovers, supporters, or enemies. You will learn how people exchange meanings through the kanga captions as well as the social and political significance of the "kente" cloth from Ghana, clothes and sculpture from Mali, Senegal, and South Africa. You can try on the kangas as well as other clothing types, and take pictures. Bring your camera!
Dance of Africa
Betty Sibongile Dlamini
Come and learn some traditional African dance to the beat of live drumming. We will demonstrate the meaning of different drum strokes and dance patterns. After the workshop, participants can join a high-energy performance that applies what you have learned. Featured Language/Department: African languages/ Department of Linguistics
Come learn how to greet people and introduce yourself in Arabic. You will also learn to sing a lovely Arabian song. Upon completion of the mini class, learners will receive certificates with their names written in Arabic letters.
Catalan Erotic Songs
Catalan culture has produced the architecture of Antoni Gaudí “the paintings of Salvador Dalí ” La Rambla, Barcelona Football Club, and also a long tradition of popular songs. In this session, the audience will learn to sing some of the Catalan Erotic Songs.
Hungarian Language and Culture
Come learn about Hungary, its language, history and culture! This mini language and culture session will focus on the structure of Hungarian language, as well as some interesting aspects of Hungarian history and culture. You will also have an opportunity to talk to current IU students studying overseas in Budapest through SKYPE.
I am a geek language learner!
Students will learn how to make cool presentations using technology tools, such as Animoto, Prezi, and Woices. It is applicable to any language, however, examples will be in Uzbek. This presentation can also be useful for the parents and language teachers.
Persian Script / Music of Iran
Shahyar Daneshgar Solaiman Fazel & Persian language students
What will your name look like in Persian? What does music from Iran sound like? Come learn how to write your name in Perso-Arabic Script and enjoy an electrifying performance of Iranian music by IU Persian language students.
Check out Estonia--Wired and Wild!
Piibi-Kai Kivik & Estonian language students
Estonia, the birthplace of Skype, is one of the most wired countries in the world. Come and find out how Estonians combine their love for the information technology, the ancient tales and the wild things! We will surf, Skype and sing (the Estonian part from a song on a U.S. chart-topping album).
Learning to Write in Pashto
Rakhmon Inomkhojayev and Rahman Arman
Have you ever wanted to write in Pashto? This presentation will show you a Pashto writing tutorial program developed at IU Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR). You will have the opportunity to practice writing your names and learn introductory Pashto phrases.
Lifestyles and Clothing Culture of Afghanistan
Rahman Arman & Behnaz Zamani
What does the life of women and children living in Afghanistan today like? What do Afghans wear? Come experience Afghans’ life and see the colorful clothes of Afghan men, women and children. After the presentation of authentic Afghan clothing, you can try on the clothes and take pictures. Bring your camera!
Explore Chinese and Discover Your Future!
Join me for a fast-paced introduction to Mandarin Chinese. You will learn to say and write some basic Chinese phrases like how to greet people and introduce yourself. I’ll also share with you some fun facts about China and her languages that will jump start you into an exploration of the Chinese language and culture!
Chinese Paper Cutting and Paper Folding
Chiao-Mei Chu & Pei-Shan Yu
What can you create by cutting a piece of paper? Come learn the art of Chinese paper cutting and folding.We will create fascinating handicrafts with the techniques of folding paper into symmetrical patterns and taking snips out of them!
Chinese Films, Language and Culture
Yu-Jung Lin & Jing-Jing Cai
It's show time! Let's learn Chinese culture and language by watching some cool movies clips and identifying the significant elements of Chinese culture. You will not believe how fun it can be to learn Chinese!
Taste of China- Chinese Food
Xiaoqin Gu & Fan Fan
An introduction to Chinese cuisine-including some of the most famous Chinese dishes and four most influential regional styles of Chinese food. We have mouth-watering pictures of Chinese food and refreshing tea prepared for you.Want to try cooking Chinese food at home? Come and get a recipe!
Chinese Fashion Show
Come join a Chinese Fashion Show! We will have beautiful models and PowerPoint slide presentations. You might like to try on some Chinese clothing and have your picture taken with our models. Bring your camera! You will also have an opportunity to learn some clothing vocabulary in Chinese.
Chinese Musical Instruments
Let us have a musical party! We will show you different types of traditional and modern Chinese music and instruments. You can also join us playing if you own any traditional Chinese musical instrument. Bring them with you!
English Language Instruction: ESL options and opportunities
Linda Abe & Sabrina Mossman
Do you know how many students are studying English as a second language (ESL) at IUB? Have you ever wonder how much fun those students have? Teachers from the Department of Second Language Studies will put on an exhibit about the Intensive English Program that offers instruction for international students who are studying ESL only, and the English Language Improvement Program that offers English support classes for matriculated international undergraduate and graduate students. The teachers will also be available to answer any questions that you might have.
Learning English as Second/Foreign Language at IUB
Do you want to be a game show star? Come join us to find out how much you know about the ESL population at IUB and the biases and stereotypes some hold about them. Each game will last for 5 minutes. After the game, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Intensive English Program (IEP) and second language (L2) learning community on campus.
Can you master French body language?
Amandine Lorente Lapole
Learn to communicate better with the French by understanding body language, gestures, and the corresponding idiomatic expressions. After the presentation and explanation of the most representative French gestures, students will be asked to participate in games to make sure they properly understand these gestures and are capable of using them autonomously.
Italian Hobbies and Pastimes Mini-lesson
This mini-lesson conducted entirely in Italian will focus on teaching vocabulary for pastimes and hobbies. Simple grammatical structures will be introduced as "language chunks" so that attendees have the opportunity to create full sentences and speak in Italian.
New Way of Learning French
The virtual animated world of computer is finally bridging the gap between the students and classlearning. Your favorite cartoon characters created with animation tools and powered by iMovie talk to you directly and help you learn French.
French: The Language of Love
Kelly Sax & Rebecca Petrush
Wow the object of your desire, or just express your love and friendship to a friend or family member. In this session, participants will make greeting cards using French to express their sentiments. All materials and famous quotations for all occasions in French will be supplied.
Germanic Studies Outreach Room German, Dutch & Norwegian
Esther Ham , Gergana May, Troy Byler
Come learn about the IU Germanic languages program. Come talk to our outreach coordinator and language instructors; hear about what Germanic languages are offered and what it is like studying the languages and cultures at IUB. You also have opportunities to learn how to greet people, introduce yourselves or sing a lovely song in German, Norwegian, or Dutch.
Submerge yourself in the enchanting world of the traditional Norwegian Christmas Eve celebration! Come meet the little gnomes who protect the farm from evil spirits. Learn how to make "heart baskets" - colorful traditional Christmas tree decorations! Listen to Norwegian Christmas carols and learn about the traditional food the former Vikings enjoy during Christmas time.
Hebrew Learning Stations Movie: "The People of Israel"
Michal Maoz Levy, Rachel Naor, Ayelet Weiss
Come discover the exciting Hebrew language, IU Hebrew Program, and Israel! You will have the opportunities to learn how to speak basic Hebrew dialogue, write your names in Hebrew, play
Israeli Songs Performance
Hooahir group will perform: Darkeinu (Moderate tempo); Mayim (Upbeat); K'shehalev Bocheh (Moderate/slow);V'ahavta (Upbeat - not the religious one); L'cha Dodi (Upbeat); L'dor Vador (Slow); Etz Chaim Hee (Slow)
Learn- about- Hebrew-Bingo
Come and learn about the origin, history, and structure of Hebrew! Have fun and win prices
Israeli Folk Dancing
Come experience the joy of Israeli folk dancing
Hebrew Learning Stations/ and Hebrew Song Learning
Michal Maoz Levy, Rachel Naor, Ayelet Weiss
Come discover the exciting Hebrew language, IU Hebrew Program, and Israel! You will have the opportunities to learn how to speak basic Hebrew dialogue and write your names in Hebrew.
Urdu - Basant (Spring festival) in Pakistan
Sungok Hong, Anthony Duncan, Omar Malik, Scott Alexander, Baseer Ahmad, and Paul Keelan, and Ottawa Sanders
Let us explore Basant in Pakistan, which has a seasonal and cultural denotation. It marks the advent of spring. The sky on this day is filled with kites of various shapes and colors. As many as 100,000 people from around the world gather to participate in kite-flying competitions in Lahore. Qawalis are performed at various places including Sufi shrines. Come listen to the interesting old story behind this festival.
Bengali - Experience the Glory of Bengali and Bangladesh
Do you know where Bangladesh is? What language do the people there speak? Come join us for a mini Bengali language and cultural lesson! We will have an exhibition focusing on the history, customs, music, crafts and traditions of Bangladesh. Students of Bengali will share with you their views on the language and culture.
Hindi - Festival of the Bond of Love between Brothers and Sisters
Sungok Hong, Collen Friedly, Jessica Merritt, Shilpa Reddy, Mark Papworth, Jeremy Eckert, Sai vijayagopal, Saroj Kashwan, Derek Kaellner, Amir Sojitra, and Jennifer Ruivo.
India is composed of many religions, ethnicities, races, and cultures, therefore many different festivals are celebrated by various groups of people. Among the various festivals, Rakhsha Bandan celebrates the love shared between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in northern India. This festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi (wristband) on a brother's wrist by a sister. Come explore this unique festival!
Gujarati - Feel Gujarat: A vibrant journey to Gujarati language and culture
Come watch a video of "Navratri" - the dance festival of Gujarat, try your hand at traditional Gujarati art - "Rangoli" and "Toran," and learn how to greet people, introduce yourselves or writing your name in Gujarati language. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You can also try on some Gujarati clothing and take pictures.
Come enjoy Bhangra dance!
Second Year Hindi students: Nancy Parmar, Reuben Samuel, Gurprit Multani, Kartiki Sharma, Vijayta Joshi, Nikhil Sharma, Saroj Kashwa and others.
Bhangra dance is a folk dance that originated in the Punjab area of India/Pakistan. Farmers in the region used to dance Bhangra to celebrate the harvest season, but it has now become very popular worldwide and performed at various happy occasions. The dance is easy to follow and you can learn simple steps and moves at the World Language Festival (WLF).
Japanese Linguistics 101
Chisato Kojima & Yuta Mori
Never studied Japanese? No worries! This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Japanese language focusing on the basic grammatical features (structural differences) and the sound system in comparison with the grammar and sound system of English.
Learn to Introduce Yourself in Japanese!
Chisato Kojima, Yuta Mori, Michael Dixon & Yukari Shinagawa
Following Japanese Linguistics 101, the three different writing systems of Japanese will be introduced in this presentation and that will enable you to make a nametag using one of the Japanese writing systems. Then we will introduce the art of greetings and self-introductions while singing songs together.
Paper folding (Origami) presentation
You want to know how to make a bird by paper? This presentation will show you how easy to make Tsuru (crane) step by step! Also, there will be a brief explanation of what Tsuru means in Japanese culture and why people make it.
What's New in Japanese Culture?
Participants will be introduced to the new and unique terrain of Japanese culture ranging widely from J-Pop and popular fashion to vending machines and cell phones. You will learn some special Japanese words and phrases derived from the popular culture that you would not typically learn in the textbook.
Japanese Culture Through Kanji (Chinese character)
You will be introduced to one of the writing systems used in Japanese, called kanji (Chinese character), and how well they show the Japanese culture in its traditional sense. While playing a guessing game about kanji, the audience will be exposed to the logical explanation of the characters.
Fuwafuwa, Kirakira, Pikapika: Adventures in Japanese Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is abundant in the Japanese language. You will be introduced to two kinds of onomatopoeia: giongo and gitaigo. After learning the basic characteristics and sound patterns of giongo and gitaigo, the entire audience will play the onomatopoeia quiz show together. You will have to guess what the onomatopoeia words are for things like tofu, glue and stuffed animals.
The Portuguese Language around the World
Joe Pecorelli (Graduate Student in Portuguese) and Vania Castro
Come join us for a journey of Portuguese as a language traveling around the World.
Have you been to Bahia, Donald?
Giselle Martins (Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese) and Olivia Holloway (Portuguese Student at IU)
Do you always want to know what it is like studying Portuguese overseas? IU Students will share with you the available study abroad opportunities in Portuguese speaking countries and their own personal experiences there.
Meet the Instruments
Colleen Haas, PhD (Ethnomusicology)
What are some of the most popular percussion instruments from Brazil? Come join Colleen Haas to learn more about the origins, construction, playing techniques and musical styles of those wonderful Brazilian instruments.
Capoeira Angola Workshop
Jamal Borden (Portuguese Student)
Capoeira is usually, although not always, characterized by playful, ritualized “game” (jogo), which combines elements of dancing, combat, and music, while stressing interaction between the two players and the musicians and observers. In this session you will have an opportunity to learn more about Capoeira and try out different movements.
Rodrigo Pedrosa, PhD Student (Anthropology); Giselle Martins, and Mazinha Hauskrecht (Graduate Student in Portuguese)
What would you think of when I say Samba? The Brazilian dance and musical genre, popularized by the Brazilian Carnival, is considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions and an icon of Brazilian national identity. In this session, we will explore more about this art form and also learn some basic samba steps.
A Crash Course in Russian
In this session, you will learn a full series of Russian conversation exchanges for making new acquaintances, as well as about half of the Cyrillic alphabet. By the end of the session conducted only in Russian, you will be able to introduce yourself, as well as read a variety of words. See how quickly our students overcome the hurdle of a different alphabet, and leave being able to make new friends in one of the world's great languages!
Olena Chernishenko & students of Ukrainian & Russian II
Hoosiers and friends! Come join us to perform the traditional Ukrainian rite of painting eggs. PYSANKY or Ukrainian Easter eggs are believed to bring good fortune and rife with symbolism. With our help you will learn to wax and paint your egg (the best design will win a prize)!
Myth about the Russian (Cyrillic) Alphabet
Many believe that the Russian alphabet is difficult. With your help we are going to dispel this myth: in twenty five minutes you will learn the Russian alphabet and write your own names in Cyrillic! In addition, you will learn about Russian naming conventions. You can even find a Russian equivalent to your name!
The Life and Times of Cheburashka, a Russian Cartoon Celebrity
Meet Cheburashka, the cartoon animal who represents a species "unfamiliar to science" and has been entertaining Russian children of all ages since 1969. The cult status of the fuzzy little creature with outsize ears was on prominent display at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics where he served as the mascot for the Russian national teams. This presentation will explore Cheburashka's manifestations in cartoon, song, websites, and knock-off products like talking and singing stuffed animals.
Mini Polish Lesson
During the lesson you will learn some survival Polish phrases and how not to commit a gaffe. You will be able to greet, say goodbye, introduce yourself, say "How are you?" and answer it in Polish when you leave.
Russia Trivia Quiz
Have you ever wanted to show off your knowledge about Russia, its culture and language? Are you a fervent pop quiz lover? Or, perhaps, you just want to learn a few neat facts about Russia and its people? It doesn't matter whether you win or lose you are going to have fun playing this Russia Trivia Quiz.
Papas, Quinoa y Maiz: A culinary journey through the Andes
Do you know what a typical Andean diet consists of? Is rice and beans the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hispanic food? Come learn about quinoa, potatoes, maize, and a variety of meats and seafood that are eaten every day in Peru and other Andean countries. In this workshop, you'll get to see what quinoa looks like, learn about the history of potatoes, and walk away with a variety of recipes so you can try out your own version of the Andean diet at home.
Tango in Argentina
Sandra Ortiz & Silvina Bongiovanni
Would you like to learn more about Tango and the Argentinian culture? Come learn about EL TANGO, its history and culture behind it.
Clothing in the Hispanic World
Can you tell the difference between a Mexican and a Peruvian sombrero? Have you ever wondered what the traditional dress of Guatemala looks like? We'll explore a variety of indigenous Hispanic cultures through their traditional clothing in an interactive session. Come bring your camera and try on a sombrero for size!
African influences in the Caribbean: Exploring Puerto Rico's African Heritage
Dimaris Barrios-Beltran & Victor Rodriguez-Pereira
Come explore the African influence in the Puerto Rican culture and traditions. You will learn how the local language, literature, music, cuisine and religion are evidence of the African roots in the Caribbean.
Spain in the Movies
Do you know that cinema is an excellent way to learn about the culture and history of a country? In this presentation you will learn about different periods in Spain's history and their cinematographic counterparts.