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Global Youth Summit

 

 

photo of german lesson

photo of thai lesson

 

akan-twi lesson

japanese lesson

 

 

 

 

 

Over 100 Wisconsin high school students and teachers gathered on Saturday, February 23 for a day of conversation around international education.

The Language Institute coordinated the offering of demonstration language lessons in 10 languages, giving participating students a taste of a new language and the chance to speak it (and even sing it!).

Participating instructors included:

  • Samuel Darkwa (Akan-Twi), Department of African Languages & Literature

  • Kannikar Elbow (Thai), Department of Languages & Cultures of Asia

  • Peggy Hager (Norwegian), Department of Scandinavian Studies

  • Nancy Heingartner (Russian), Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia

  • Andrew Irving (French), Department of French & Italian

  • Bongani Mbatha (Zulu), Department of African Languages & Literature

  • Takako Nakakubo (Japanese), Department of East Asian Languages & Literature

  • Christopher Tabisz (German), Department of German

  • Anne Waliaula (Swahili), Department of African Languages & Literature

  • Xin Zou (Chinese), Department of East Asian Languages & Literature

The Global Youth Summit was sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Global Wisconsin, Inc., University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of International Studies, The International Professionals, Inc.

Photos (by Kerry Hill, Division of International Studies), top-bottom: German lesson with Christopher Tabisz, Thai with Kannikar Elbow, Akan-Twi with Samuel Darkwa, Japanese with Takako Nakakubo

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12:00 pm, Thursday, March 27
1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive

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