World Language Festival at IU

World Language Festival at IU

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"Researchers have cataloged close to 7,000 distinct human languages on Earth, per Linguistic Society of America's latest count. That may seem like a pretty exhaustive list, but it hasn't stopped anthropologists and linguists from continuing to encounter new languages, like one recently discovered in a village in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula."

"About 280 people speak the language, which is called Jedek."

"One of the reasons it went unnoticed in the past might be because there is not formal name for the new tongue. The researchers decided to dub it Jedek based on commonly used terms in the language."

"There are no words for ownership like stealing, buying or selling but there is a complex vocabulary about sharing and exchanging."

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unknown-language-discovered-malaysia-180968099/
Thank you for organizing such a fabulous event that used the space in such an awesome way! Everything was so great! My kids and I had so much fun!
The world is amazing. This time is not about language, though languages are always amazing. My colleague just kindly gave me two Manjar de Oro chocolate candies from Bolivia. My heart and soul melt in the candy! Actually, languages make a difference... I find their website: http://manjardeoro.com/. Although I just started teaching myself Spanish, I immediately and proudly recognized words I know! Such as sin azucar :-). I can also confidently pronounce this brand name so I can tell my other friends. I also find their locations on the map. Suddenly, everything is connected. I love languages, candies produced by magicians, and the world full of amazing people and cultures :-)

We always post something serious here. But we are glad to hear from you about your relationship with world languages and the world. You are welcome to share your stories here!

Widen Your World: Learn a Language--IU's World Language Festival aims to celebrate the diverse cultures and languages of our world! With support from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, the Center for Language Technology (CeLT) hosts the World Language Festival (WLF) at the IU Bloomington campus every two years.

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Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents - (Part One) | WIRED Dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik and a host of other linguists and language expe...

05/17/2021

Our day of synchronous activities is over, but the World Language Festival has only begun! Self-study lessons, coloring pages, tongue twisters, and more will be available until December 31, 2021! Register at wlf.indiana.edu and enroll now to join the fun! #iuwlf2021

Our day of synchronous activities is over, but the World Language Festival has only begun! Self-study lessons, coloring pages, tongue twisters, and more will be available until December 31, 2021! Register at wlf.indiana.edu and enroll now to join the fun! #iuwlf2021

05/15/2021

The Virtual Exhibit for World Language Festival is now live. Please take the opportunity to chat with the language instructors at IU!
African Studies 1pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/89446405791
Chinese Flagship 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82919554920
Central Eurasian Studies 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/86243835988
CIBER 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82431406004

The Virtual Exhibit for World Language Festival is now live. Please take the opportunity to chat with the language instructors at IU!
African Studies 1pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/89446405791
Chinese Flagship 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82919554920
Central Eurasian Studies 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/86243835988
CIBER 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82431406004

[05/15/21]   Please join in the virtual exhibits
African Studies 1pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/89446405791
Chinese Flagship 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82919554920
Central Eurasian Studies 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/86243835988
CIBER 2pm-4pm https://iu.zoom.us/j/82431406004

World Language Festival at IU updated their address. 05/12/2021

World Language Festival at IU updated their address.

World Language Festival at IU updated their address.

World Language Festival at IU updated their website address. 05/12/2021

World Language Festival at IU updated their website address.

World Language Festival at IU updated their website address.

Dear MCSSC Board of School Trustees: 05/11/2021

Dear MCSSC Board of School Trustees:

As we are busy preparing for the IU World Language Festival, we get the news that MCCSC Board of School Trustees has announced eliminating the Japanese Program at Bloomington HS North. The program has steady and health enrollment. BHSN is currently the only school in MCCSC with a Japanese program, after Bloomington HS South eliminated Japanese ten years ago. As concerned members of the community, we would like to share the petition letter drafted by Dr. Yasuko Akiyama, Acting Coordinator for Japanese Program at Indiana University, and ask for your support in adding your name at the end of the petition letter and to share this message.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18IK6qEIadZwNBaaJJaXcHnB39h468MisKB1p-XAjEMo/edit?usp=sharing

Dear MCSSC Board of School Trustees: 11 May 2021 Dear MCSSC Board of School Trustees: We, concerned members of the community, write in support of the Japanese Program at Bloomington High School North and ask you to please reconsider your recent decision to discontinue it. Here are the main reasons why we feel strongly that the prog...

[05/11/21]   Getting excited about this year's World Language Festival? I know we are! Let us know what sessions you plan on attending below.

Registration for WLF 2021: WLF 2021: World Language Festival - The 6th WLF@IU: Indiana University 05/10/2021

Registration for WLF 2021: WLF 2021: World Language Festival - The 6th [email protected]: Indiana University

Registration information is now available on the World Language Festival homepage! Sign up today for activities in 17 languages, with more on the way! The Festival will begin with synchronous activities on May 15, 2021!

#iuwlf2021 #language #education

https://wlf.indiana.edu/2021/registration.html

Registration for WLF 2021: WLF 2021: World Language Festival - The 6th [email protected]: Indiana University Registration for WLF 2021

IU World Language Festival 2021 05/03/2021

IU World Language Festival 2021

With a persistent theme of “Widen Your World: Learn a Foreign Language,” WLF aims to celebrate the diverse cultures and languages of our world and to showcase the outstanding instruction and language resources at IUB and its surrounding community.

For K-12 students, educators, parents, college and graduate students, and anyone who aspires to widen their world: all are welcome to participate in this event. Please mark your calendars for May 15th! Registration information will be available on the WLF homepage soon.

#iuwlf2021 #language #education

https://wlf.indiana.edu

IU World Language Festival 2021 The sixth World Language Festival at Indiana University, Bloomington, will kick-off from May.15th, 2021 and it will run to December.

IU World Language Festival 2021 04/28/2021

IU World Language Festival 2021

IU World Language Festival 2021 will be exciting! We have presentations and activities involving 19 different languages planned so far, and we're still adding more!

https://wlf.indiana.edu/

IU World Language Festival 2021 The sixth World Language Festival at Indiana University, Bloomington, will kick-off from May.15th, 2021 and it will run to December.

04/02/2021

Closing Speech-- IU's First World Language Festival (2009)

We are saddened to know the passing of Patrick O'Meara, IU vice president emeritus on March 30, 2021, at the age of 83. We would like to re-introduce his closing keynote speech at the First IU World Language Festival 2009 to show our condolences to him. The following is the official statement from IU.
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2021/03/iu/releases/30-patrick-omeara-statement.html

04/02/2021

Dr. Patrick O'Meara | World Language Festival 2015 Opening Cer...

We are saddened to know the passing of Dr. Patrick O'Meara, IU vice president emeritus on March 30, 2021, at the age of 83. This was his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of WLF 2015.

04/01/2021

IU World Language Festival 2021
New Language
New Friends
Online synchronous activities May 15
Asynchronous activities available May 15 - Dec 31
#iuwlf2021

IU World Language Festival 2021
New Language
New Friends
Online synchronous activities May 15
Asynchronous activities available May 15 - Dec 31
#iuwlf2021

Languages for an inclusive world 03/29/2021

Languages for an inclusive world

This is not an Indiana University event, but may be of interest to language students, instructors, and others. Follow the link for more information, and to register.

An online space for NGOs, researchers, and activists to talk about the role of languages in creating a more just and inclusive world

About this Event
How can languages help us create a more inclusive world?

In the year 2020, the world was shaken by global challenges and by new social forces that have dramatically changed the social and political landscapes:

· The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that communicating health information in languages that are accessible to linguistically diverse groups is essential in the fight against the virus.

· The Black Lives Matter movement has raised awareness on institutional racism and the legacy of colonialism; and on the need to include language in the debate on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Yet at the same time, NGOs, researchers and activists alike have been overwhelmed by pressure to respond and adapt to the reality of COVID-19, leaving little time or opportunity to meet, listen and learn from each other. The “Languages for an inclusive world” festival aims to create a space where NGOs, researchers, students and activists can come together and talk about the role of languages in building tomorrow’s world.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/languages-for-an-inclusive-world-tickets-146983695189

Languages for an inclusive world An online space for NGOs, researchers, and activists to talk about the role of languages in creating a more just and inclusive world

03/16/2021

IU World Language Festival 2021
Coming in May
#IUWLF2021

IU World Language Festival 2021
Coming in May
#IUWLF2021

03/10/2021

IU World Language Festival, coming in May 2021
"Speak a new language, so that the world will be a new world."
-Rumi

#IUWLF2021

IU World Language Festival, coming in May 2021
"Speak a new language, so that the world will be a new world."
-Rumi

#IUWLF2021

Learning Languages Ruined My Life 02/19/2021

Learning Languages Ruined My Life

Learning Languages Ruined My Life Here's the video where I speak 10 languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GSUSuZkchwYou can find me speak Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw29fG...

events.iu.edu 11/04/2020

Stories of Overseas Language Learners

Hi all! Don't forget tomorrow, November 5th from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm CeLT is hosting our fourth Language Learner's Lounge. This time around the focus is studying abroad, with two former study-abroad student presenters and Ochmaa D. Escue, the director of the Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program at IU. As always, we're excited to see you there!

For more information and to register, follow the link below.

https://events.iu.edu/celt/event/151384-1

events.iu.edu Language Learner Lounge

07/04/2020

2020 Lotus Lineup Release Party

Reach the world through music.

Did you miss our Virtual Lotus Lineup Release Party? Don't worry! You can watch it here.

06/30/2020

Hail to IU, one song, in 9 languages: French, Urdu, Persian, Portuguese, Chinese, English, Finnish, Kyrgyz, and Arabic. Thank you all for contributing. Thank you Dr. Iman Alramadan for your enthusiasm in reaching out to the language community at IU, advocating this and collecting this. Thank you Rebecca Ramsey for skillful remixing. Please tag the talents in this video if you know them.

And here is the list of the original songs: https://cle.indiana.edu/impact/hail-to-iu.html?fbclid=IwAR084Enr1eKXUzLc_p92JZktRG1Z5nz2W2E_X7S0s-YAtfYGb4_mG599re0

05/12/2020

CeLT and CLE are hosting the first-ever Language Learner Kickback for IU language enthusiasts!

Thursday, May 14th, from 4-5PM on Zoom

Goals of the event:
· to meet peers who have similar interest
· to share language learning tips and experiences
· to support and motivate each other
· to get to know experts in language instruction
· to form a community of language learners

We hope to see you there!

featuredcontent.psychonomic.org 05/07/2020

Reduce face touching

The Behavioral Science Response to COVID-19 Working Group, formed as an initiation of the Psychonomic Society has created info graphics on the topic of keeping social distance and Reduce Face Touching in more than 20 languages. Please check out the one(s) you can read!
Reduce Face Touching: https://featuredcontent.psychonomic.org/behavioral-science-recommendations/reduce-face-touching/

Keep social distancing up: https://featuredcontent.psychonomic.org/behavioral-science-recommendations/keep-social-distancing-up/

featuredcontent.psychonomic.org Research has shown that we touch our faces far more often than we may realize and this creates a major path for the spread of the disease. Behavioral scientists have made recommendations based on …

11/14/2019

Why learn Arabic? Professor Zaineb Istrabadi answers the question in the video below. Have you ever considered learning Arabic?

11/08/2019

Is this French word impossible to say?

Our reporter Oliver Gee needed a new jaw after trying to pronounce serrurerie, the word that topped our list of unpronounceable French words. http://www.thel...

home.transparent.com 10/28/2019

Beginner's Guide to Arabic

Free Beginner's Guide to Arabic by Transparent Language Transparent Language https://home.transparent.com/beginners-guide-to-arabic?utm_campaign=eBook%3A%20Arabic%20Beginner%27s%20Guide&utm_content=103733048&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-380456976 Iman Alramadan Nader Morkus

home.transparent.com A free beginner's guide to Arabic, including 10 chapters of everyday vocabulary and basic grammar.

theconversation.com 10/09/2019

One skill that doesn't deteriorate with age

Introduction to the article "One skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age" by Richard M. Roberts
http://theconversation.com/one-skill-that-doesnt-deteriorate-
with-age-122613

While articles on benefits of learning and using languages tend to focus on younger people and their cognitive as well as social emotional development, this article highlights some appealing and intriguing points on languages and aging. For example, quoting the author:

"Our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter, but, by comparison, our ability to produce and to comprehend language is well preserved into older adulthood". Furthermore, "our knowledge of word meanings, actually during middle and late adulthood". The cited research shows that "older adults living in a retirement community near Chicago had an average vocabulary size over 21,000 words" while a sample of college students were found to have an average vocabularies of about 16,000 words. Another study showed that "older adults speakers of Hebrew...performed better than younger and middle-aged participants on discerning the meaning of words."

Yet writings of older adults, such as grammatical complexity, may foretell cognitive impairment that would develop and exhibit after years.

To conclude, the author recommends the following:
keeping a journal, which was "shown to substantially reduce the risk of developing various forms of dementia"
reading fiction, which "has been associated with a longer lifespan"
learning a language, when in older adulthood, can improve overall cognitive functioning.
In author's words: "language mastery is a lifelong journey" and "all of us stand to gain by continuing to flex our literary muscles."

theconversation.com As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.

iaunrc.indiana.edu 10/09/2019

Interview with the Kyrgyz FLTA

Learn more about Kyrgizstan and the excellent FLTA teaching Kyrgyz this year

iaunrc.indiana.edu Tattybubu Aidarova is the Kyrgyz FLTA (Fullbright Language Teaching Assistant) at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. Here, she talks about her country, Kyrgyzstan, and adapting to life at IU.

keeleklikk.ee 10/01/2019

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Itching to learn a Uralic language? This website can teach you Estonian to a A2 level

https://www.keeleklikk.ee/en/welcome

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fluentu.com 09/30/2019

The Putin-approved Study Plan for Anyone Who Wants to Learn Russian

Some reasons for learning Russian and some tips, too.

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/russian/i-want-to-learn-russian/

fluentu.com Have you seen Russian President Vladimir Putin with a tranquilized tiger, flying with a flock of birds, "finding" an "ancient" urn or losing a judo match to a young girl?Do you wish that you could tell him how silly he looks doing all those things?Or, perhaps, how much you admire him?Wel

pbs.org 09/08/2019

What does the world lose when a language dies? | Season 2015 Episode 01/27/2015 | PBS NewsHour

What does the world lose when a language dies?---BBC documentary on "“Language Matters": https://www.pbs.org/video/what-does-the-world-lose-when-a-language-dies-1429660526/

pbs.org Jeffrey Brown talks to Bob Holman, host of “Language Matters,” a new PBS documentary.

businessinsider.com 06/21/2019

This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish

businessinsider.com According to Business Insider tabulations of individual-level census data, German, French, and Vietnamese are common in several states.

windspeaker.com 05/04/2019

LISTEN: Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi’kmaq by student

windspeaker.com Allison Bernard Memorial High School published on its YouTube channel on April 25 student Emma Stevens singing Blackbird by The Beatles, but sung in Mi'kmaq. The school wrote: The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the co...

03/12/2019

World Language Festival at IU's cover photo

[03/12/19]   Revisit the highlight moments of WLF2018 at http://wlf.indiana.edu/archive/index.html

Videos (show all)

Closing Speech-- IU's First World Language Festival (2009)
Hail to IU, one song, in 9 languages:    French, Urdu, Persian, Portuguese, Chinese, English, Finnish, Kyrgyz,  and Arab...
Why learn Arabic? Professor Zaineb Istrabadi answers the question in the video below. Have you ever considered learning ...
Welcome to World Language Festival
Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art and Dance | World Language Fes...
Uzbek Dance "Farg'onacha"
Japanese Folk Songs (Minyo) 民謡 | World Language Festival 2015 ...
Zulu Click Song | World Language Festival 2015 Opening Ceremony
Dr. Patrick O'Meara | World Language Festival 2015 Opening Cer...
Samulnori Korean Percussion | World Language Festival 2015 Ope...
WLF 2015 Promo
World Language Festival 2013 Highlights

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1020 E. Kirkwood AVE, BH 662
Bloomington, IN
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504 N. Fess Ave.
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Forest Movies, Music & More Forest Movies, Music & More
1725 E 3rd St
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The Forest MMM provides a plethora of excellent movies, music, and even video games. We now have board games, too, like Apples to Apples, Clue, and etc.

D-Force Dance Club at IU D-Force Dance Club at IU
Bloomington, 47405

Founded in 2010 at Indiana University Bloomington by 6 passionate teen dancers, D-Force is a big family of hundreds of dancers (16 to 34 years old) from China, America, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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Language Policy and Planning, and Language Revitalization around the World Language Policy and Planning, and Language Revitalization around the World
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3036
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Get your hands and feet dirty, grow your skills, and expand your mind by volunteering or participating in one of our workshops.

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