Indiana University Bloomington


WLF 2018 | October 6th
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Building(SGIS), IUB Campus

poster of wlf2018 "Dark Side Tribal",Belly Dance, 2018 WLF, Opening Ceremony Performance

A Hands-on Learning Experience of language and Culture!

This event targets IU as well as Indiana middle school and high school students, teachers, and parents to explore the opportunities IU offers in foreign language and cultural education. Throughout the festival, you will experience firsthand the many languages and cultures from all over the world in a fun and relaxed way. You will also have many chances to use your foreign language skills to interact with native speakers as well as acquire some new ones.

50 workshops or performances sessions were held during the one day event, covering languages and cultures from Chinese, Japanese, Korean to Kinyarwanda and Yoruba.

Opening Ceremony Performances

Part 1: Greetings, Yoruba Dance and Poetry(from 2:25)



Part 2: Keynote Speech, Dancing "Dark Side Tribal"(from 13:28)



Part 3: Zulu Chant Songs and Kazakh National Dance(from 4:30)


Part 4:Uyghur Folk Songs and Capoeira Regional





Breakout Sessions of Workshops

Over 40 workshops have been held throughout the 4 sessions, though some of them declined video taping. We will rearrange the available ones by their language program affiliation.

African Studies

  • In this mini-lesson, we will learn basic greetings and introductions in Kinyarwanda, the language of Rwanda. We will also learn a simple song and see the writing system, as well some interesting cultural information about The Land of A Thousand Years. In spring of 2019, IU will be offering Kinyarwanda for the first time ever, so now is your chance to try it out!

    Instructor | Simon Pierre Munyaneza


  • In this presentation, we will examine how greeting is employed to show politeness in the Yoruba culture. Using verbal and non verbal means, via short videos and skit, we will demonstrate how greeting is conducted by the Yoruba people.

    Instructor | Victor Alabi, Ibrahim Odugbemi, Matthew Ajibade, Taiwo Ehineni

CEUS

  • Instructor | Jukka Isomaa

  • The presentation includes a micro Turkish language lesson. And it also includes Turkish cultural elements.

    Instructor | Tugce Inceman

  • The presentation includes a micro Turkish language lesson. And it also includes Turkish cultural elements.

    Instructor | Piibi-Kai Kivik

Dhar Indian Studies

  • Instructor | Anamitraa Charkraporti, Tashnim Ganguly

  • Instructor | Kashika Singh, Anamitraa Chakraborty

  • Instructor | Talaat Mariyam

EALC - Chinese

  • We will introduce Chinese paper cutting in this world language festival. Chinese paper cutting (Jianzhi) is the first type of paper-cutting design. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. It is also called Chuanghua, meaning window flower. In this presentation, we will introduce different types of styles and teach participants how to do a simple Chinese paper cutting.

    Instructor |Yung-Yung Chang,Ying-Shan Wu

  • Chinese shadow puppetry is a traditional Chinese theater form. This presentation hopes to increase the audience’s cultural awareness and guide them to appreciate this form of art. Our audience will make puppets and do a short performance. They will therefore be able to experience part of the Chinese culture passed on through the art form. This activity can also be adapted to introduce Chinese history, literature, music, and language to intermediate or advanced learners of Chinese.

    Instructor | Yu Lan, Li Yanting

  • We would like to introduce Chinese tea in the form of a ceremony. We will introduce different kinds of Chinese tea from different parts of China. After we introduce the kinds of tea, we will do a brief introduction of how to set up a tea ceremony and drink tea the proper way. While setting up the ceremony, we will introduce one by one which tea utensil we are using and why we are using it. Because Chinese have a custom of eating certain delicacies while drinking tea, we would like to introduce which certain delicacies go with what kind of tea. By the end of introducing the ceremony, the audience will have the opportunity of drinking whichever kind of tea they would like followed with the appropriate delicacy.

    Instructor | Xiaoying Liles, Miriam Frank

  • We will demo some basic skills of writing Chinese characters in the traditional way with brushes as well as introduce some fun stories behind one of the world’s oldest writing systems. We will bring a few new-tech calligraphy practice sheets, which allow the participants to write with our provided brushes and water (as ink.) When the written strokes dry up they will disappear and make the sheets blank again. This way we can allow multiple small groups of visitors to participate in 3~5-minute turns.

    Instructor | Bojue Hou, Yen-Ling Lin

  • The workshop provides the combination of traditional and innovative Chinese handicraft for students. The session is separated into two parts, Chinese calligraphy, painting and knotting. Calligraphy and painting are important component of Chinese art. It represents the start of recording Chinese characters with using of brush, structural combination and layout. Moreover, Chinese painting is also developed using brushes to paint figures and scenery. Plum blossom symbolizes the virtue of “strong and elegance”. By understanding the symbolization, they learn both skills of painting, the value and virtue of Chinese culture.

    Instructor | Hsu-Hsuan Tung

EALC - Korean

  • Han'gul, the world's best writing system.
    We will give a brief introduction to Han'gul, the Korean Alphabet, which is praised by many scholars and linguists as the world best writing system

    Instructor |Hyo Sang Lee

  • Chinese shadow puppetry is a traditional Chinese theater form. This presentation hopes to increase the audience’s cultural awareness and guide them to appreciate this form of art. Our audience will make puppets and do a short performance. They will therefore be able to experience part of the Chinese culture passed on through the art form. This activity can also be adapted to introduce Chinese history, literature, music, and language to intermediate or advanced learners of Chinese.

    Instructor | Yu Lan, Li Yanting

  • Hangul, the Korean Alphabet, is the only alphabet in the world which was created by a man and the inventor and the date of the invention were perfectly documented. The most amazing thing about Hangul is that it was created in such a systematic and scientific way that anyone can learn in a short period of time. In this presentation, I will briefly explain how Korean consonants and vowels were created and how to combine them together to form a Korean syllable. At the end of the session, participants will be able to write their name in Korean on their own card.

    Instructor | Jiyoung Kim

FRIT

  • You may have heard of French in Louisiana or Canada, but what do you really know about French in the U.S.? This session will teach you about the history and linguistic features of three French dialects in the United States (New England, Missouri, and Louisiana) using fun, educational activities.

    Instructor |Laura Demsey, Renata Uzzell

  • During this session, participants will work together to discuss characteristics of Paris and New York and draw conclusions about how the French and American cultures compare to one another.

    Instructor | Jill Owen

  • We're playing pictionary (no knowledge of French required--We will learn together!)

    Instructor | Timothy Lomeli

  • This presentation will be an interactive session targeted towards complete beginners to the French language. The participants will get a sneak peak into how French is taught at IU.

    Instructor | Sneha Ravichandran

  • In this interactive presentation the students will learn about which foods are truly Italian and which ones have become adapted to American cuisine. The students will explore different Italian products and taste bread with Nutella.

    Instructor |Leonardo Cabrini

  • This session is going to familiarize students with introductory phrases in Italian.

    Instructor |Alberto Iozzia

HISP and Germanic Studies

  • A hands-on workshop in which the audience can learn more about one of Brazil's greatest and more traditional parties: Festa Junina. The presenters will teach a few steps of quadrilha (Brazilian square dance), and help the audience make Brazilian typical desserts.

    Instructor |Tais Xavier Carvalho and Gabriela Kolman

  • We will give attendees a sense of how to handle German compounds and even create their own amazingly long compounds through a series of group activities. This workshop is suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of German or German culture, and will give some insights into German culture through language.

    Instructor |Anna Spafford, Sofiya Bodnar, Tyler Kniess, Nathan Quinlan

  • Students will experience the first day of Beginning Norwegian class and will learn to greet, introduce themselves and talk about where they are from and where they live.

    Instructors |Gergana May

SEAS and NELC

  • What if you wake up one morning finding yourself in a small village in Upper Egypt?! How will you communicate?... Join us to learn enough Arabic to get you home! Learn the basics of greetings and more.

    Instructor | Iman Alramadan

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