Events - Intercultural Corner

SPRING 2022

Yoga en Espaรฑol - Cuerpo y mente

With Certified Instructor Carrie Spachman

Every second Wednesday of the month: February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, 2022 at 5pm

Shirk center room Niepagen South / On April 13th, weather permitting we could be outside on the Quad!

Dedicate time to your body and mind while practicing Spanish. All levels of language and physical abilities welcomed. Give yourself time to breathe, flow, and leave empowered and energized! 

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Yoruba and the World: Language, Culture & Music

Friday, March 25th at 4 pm

Art Lecture Hall 218 

Our special guests, Yoruba speakers from local and national communities will walk us through the history, language, culture, and music of the Yoruba people and its influence around the world. You will experience music and dance performances and flavors of Yoruba cuisine.

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Meet Ryan Woodall, multilingual member at IWU

Friday, February 18th at 4pm

CLA 305

Join us in conversation with Ryan Woodall, multilingual speaker of the IWU community. Learn about his language learning trajectory, travels, and career path. Event will be in Spanish. 

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Film โ€œLa Salsa Cubanaโ€ and Dancing

Thursday, January 27th 2022

Hansen Center Court

Film 3-5 / Dance lesson & Open dance floor 5:30-7:30

๐—Ÿ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—–๐—จ๐—•๐—”๐—ก๐—” ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Documentary Film about a Dance Group in Cuba. 

This week's IFS showing will be followed by a live dance lesson by guest instructor and Rueda de Casino expert, Alicia Morris. Come join us!

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American Sign Language (ASL) Workshop

Friday, January 21st 2022, 4 โ€“ 5pm

CLA 305 Classroom and LRC lobby

Learn about the characteristics and culture of the American Sign Language Community. Be more aware and get a better understanding of ASL and its importance. Create a multilingual Valentine's card and taste a special cookie!

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FALL 2021

Kichwa: Language, Gastronomy & Culture of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Friday, October 29th at 4 PM

Art Lecture Hall 218 

Our presenters Doris Castillo and Giacomo Rubini will give a live presentation from Ecuador. They will immerse us in the Language, Gastronomy and Culture of Kichwa communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Learn about the characteristics of the Kichwa language, its relationship to Quechua, and about the connection of the language to peopleโ€™s life. Doris will give us a tour to โ€œMaytuโ€ restaurant in Quito, a cultural project to promote appreciation of the gastronomy of Kichwas. The experience will include a traditional Kichwa drink and small bites.

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Meet Lorenzo Parola from Italy, multilingual member at IWU

Wednesday, October 6th at 4 PM

CLA 303 (new LRC)

Join us to learn about Italian language and culture, and about the language learning trajectory of our speaker. Event will be in English with the opportunity to practice Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish!

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Meet Your French Tutor: Pierre Le Pautremat

Friday, September 17th at 4 PM

CLA 303 (new LRC)

Join us to practice some French and learn about Nantes! All levels welcome. Pierre will give a short presentation in French with visual aids. Event will last approximately 45mins. Bring your laptop for a fun game at the end!

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LTL series (Lesser Taught Languages)

Illinois Wesleyan students are sharing an introduction to their heritage language and culture with the IWU community and beyond in the LRC's Lesser Taught Languages (LTL) series.