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Festival of Languages, April 3
Congratulations to the Trivia question winners!
1. How many countries border Germany?
2. The French artist Paul Cézanne was a part of which art movement?
3. Which US Senator was born in the Panama Canal Zone?
4. In Spain, you eat twelve
at midnight on New Year's Eve.
5. How many time zones are there in China?
6. How many time zones are there in Russia?
7. What is the smallest country in the world?
8. Name three of the four official languages of Switzerland. (Extra points if you can name the fourth as well!)
German, French, Italian, and Romansch/Rätoromanisch
9. In which year was the first Tour de France held?
10. In which European city is the ECB (European Central Bank) located?
11. What is the name of the mountain chain running north-south through Ecuador?
12. In which country is the deepest lake in the world located?
13. What is the name of the current leader of Cuba?
14. How many countries are current members of the European Union?
15. Which islands off the coast of Ecuador were made famous by Charles Darwin?
16. What percentage of the territory of France lies outside of Europe?
17. Who was the first man in space? (Hint: It was not an American.)
18. In which European capital are Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Strauss buried?
19. How many medals did Russia win at the 2014 winter Olympics?
20. The epitaph on Franz Kafka's tombstone is written in which language?
What type of animal is involved in the Feria in Nîmes, France?
22. Giant pandas subsist almost entirely on what food?
23. In which country were fortune cookies invented? (Hint: It might not be the first one you think of!)
USA (San Francisco)
24. Literally translated, what does "déjà vu" mean?
25. How many states does Mexico have?
26. What type of dance was invented in Argentina?
27. When was the mechanical clock invented in China? (We just need the century, not the exact date.)
28. In which country will the 2014 World Cup take place?
29. What is Venezuela's main export?
30. Which two countries competed against each other in the 2010 World Cup?
Spain and the Netherlands
TIE BREAKER QUESTION:
How many gummies are in the container at the front entrance? 175
Monday, April 7th, 2014
Port'O Call, Cartwright Center
Breakout Sessions in Cartwright Center
(topics/locations indicated below)
The Department of Modern
Languages invites you to the Spring 2014 Advising Fair. Language classes will not
be held during the advising session (9:00am - 3:00pm).
Students are expected to take care of any advising needs on this day.
Various informational sessions will also be offered throughout the day.
following will be available to students throughout the Advising Fair in Port O’
General Advising: for students in language
Advising for Majors &
including Majors with a Business Concentration (Spanish,
French) and for Certificate Programs (French, Russian)
College of Liberal Studies
graduation requirements, declaring a major/minor
Study Abroad / Study Tours / International
meet with staff from the Office of
International Education / Study Abroad
talk to your peers who have studied abroad
about their experiences
complete the Study Abroad
Academic Plan Form with program-specific faculty
Summer & Fall 2014
9:00am - 3:00pm
General Advising with Modern
Languages Faculty & Staff
Port O’Call, Cartwright
9:00am – 2:00pm
College of Liberal Studies
Advising with Tim Walls, Academic Services Coordinator
Tim Walls from the CLS Dean’s Office can evaluate
transcripts and the Advisement Report (AR) forms, advise students on declaring
a major/minor in the College, advise students preparing to graduate, and assist
with other CLS-related advising.
Port O’Call, Cartwright Center
Office of International
Education / Study Abroad Advising
will be available for study abroad advising, including program information and
the application process.
10:00am – 2:00pm
McNair Scholars Program
Jessica Thill and
McNair Scholars program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education
to provide eligible students with support and preparation for graduate school.
McNair Scholars must either be low-income, first generation college students
AND/OR be members of a traditionally underrepresented group in their field
(usually African American, Latino/a, Native American and/or Asian Pacific
Islander). The program provides opportunities for paid undergraduate research,
mentoring, tutoring, GRE preparation, campus visits, and assistance with
graduate school admissions. Find out more at www.uwlax.edu/McNair.
Internships & Employment Opportunities
Karolyn Bald from Career Services at UWL will provide
information about internships and employment opportunities related to the world
of languages. Special emphasis will be put on how to better emphasize your
language skills and your international experiences.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS will be presented in Graff
Main Hall (GMH)
*4:00pm – 5:00 pm
All students planning to be certified to teach a World Language are
required to attend a meeting with MLG Teacher Education faculty, Dr. Jean M.
Hindson and Dr. Jorge Aguilar-Sánchez on MLG Advising Day, Monday,
April 7 in Graff Main Hall 212 from 4:00 - 5:00.
Only students who are currently student teaching are exempted from this
meeting. If you have any questions, please contact either Dr. Hindson or Dr.
*Please note the different time for the Teacher Education session
April 3, 20149 a.m.-2 p.m.Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Read the News Release that describes the program of the event:
UW-L festival to
La Crosse, Wis.
Faculty, students and others will have the chance to learn more about
languages and cultures during the Festival of Languages at UW-La Crosse.
“Our goal is to celebrate languages,” says Laurence Couturier who manages the
university’s Language Resource Center. “We’re hoping students and others come to
find out about the many offerings in the Modern Languages Department.”
Couturier, who teaches French, says it is important for students to know about other languages
and cultures. "The study of languages
represents a crucial link in the global world that students are preparing to enter," Couturier explains.
Couturier is coordinating the event with Shelley Hay, Assistant Professor of German in the Department
of Modern Languages. They hope the festival will expand and become an annual event.
The Festival of Languages runs from 9 a.m.-
2 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd,
in the Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall. Admission is free.
The festival aims to be social, fun and informative. Among the events scheduled:
• Merengue and Tango lessons
• Zumba dancing in French
• Poster presentations on French culture
• Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting
• Round table discussion on "Russia-Ukraine relations" (10:30-11 a.m.)
• Food tasting
• Unique artifacts from China, Russia, Europe and South America
• Language programs information
• Language Resource Center information
• Language Clubs options
The Department of Modern Languages currently offers courses
in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Japanese, Russian, Spanish,
and TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled in classes that range from beginning to advanced language
Festival of Languages. View the photo album of our event.
Language Resource Center open house - View the photo album of our event which took place on March 10, 2014
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