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NMSU to host ‘Languages and Cultures Day’

Interested in learning about Languages and cultures from around the world? All area middle and high school students are invited to attend New Mexico State University’s fourth annual “Languages and Cultures Day,” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, on the first floor of Breland Hall at New Mexico State University.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and features 16 interactive sessions and presentations relating to a variety of languages and cultures including Japanese, Chinese, French, Portuguese, German and Spanish.

“This is a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to practice a language they already know,” said Glenn Fetzer, head of the languages and linguistics department. “This can also expose them to languages they might not yet know.”

For each half-hour time frame, the students will be able to choose which class they would like to attend. There will also be many different types of games, all reflecting culture in each country.

The day’s classes will include Japanese storytelling, a taste testing of French pastries, a session about the Argentinian drink, Mate, French folk dancing and Kung Fu.

Register at the door. Admission is $1 per student. Parents or guardians are welcome to attend the classes with their child.

For the event, enter through the north-facing doors of Breland Hall, 1525 Stewart Street, on the NMSU campus.

For more information, contact Glenn Fetzer at 575-646-4595 or gwfetzer@nmsu.edu