Ashley Foy / Special to The Recorder
The Celebration of Modern Languages will take place in Founder’s Hall on Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
The Caribbean Center, Diversity Office and modern language department have put this event together to present the great opportunities CCSU has to offer in foreign languages.
Breakfast and music with Centro Cultural Imbabura (music of Ecuador) will begin the day’s events, in addition to opening words from Dr. Lillian Uribe, chair of the modern languages department.
The next sessions will then focus on Spanish, beginning with a short presentation spotlighting the course abroad to Barcelona. From 9:45-9:50 a.m., an introductory Spanish class will present a poem from a children’s book, followed by original poems by students from the SPAN 375 class.
Switching gears to French, the FR 126 class will briefly present Francophone Regions, followed by the SPAN 226 class, who will switch into role-plaing shortly after.
After the first round of presentations, music by Centro Cultural Imbabura will be played, accompanying the guests’ option to visit tables and projects presented by the students until 11 a.m.
The short period will be followed by entertainment provided by an intermediate Italian class.
From 11:05 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. guests will hear information on a course abroad in China, a Spanish class that will perform interviews on stage, a newspaper presentation and more presentations before lunch.
Lunch and music with Centero Cultural Imbabura will allow guests a 25-minute break. During lunch, guests may roam the poster displays of student presentations and French students will take the stage for a 5-minute French Caribbean Dance.
The Spanish 304 class will then peform a 10-minute acting presentation, followed by the final presentation, a video project by the Ger 126 class to stretch beyond 1 p.m.
Music by Centro Cultural Imbabura will follow while guests may visit individual group tables and extended presentations.
Class Project Awards will be distributed for modern languages 200, Spanish 126/128, Spanish 191/291 and German 226/336, beginning at 2 p.m.
Individual student awards will be rewarded following the project awards.