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ERIC Number: ED318270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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International Cultural Experience Day: A Festival for Foreign Language Students.
Marshall, Gene; And Others
An annual foreign language festival established by McNeese State University and the Calcasieu Parish School System (Louisiana) was designed to motivate students, inform them of employment opportunities, help them understand their own and other heritages, and illustrate the international and intercultural opportunities and challenges of the modern world. International Cultural Experience Day (ICE) is held in conjunction with a regional annual international week offering recreational, educational, promotional, industrial, cultural, and culinary activities. A spirit of camaraderie and solidarity has developed among the college and school language teachers involved. Planning has been incorporated into the recently-formed foreign language teachers' association. The event brings together students and teachers from different educational levels and groups from the community. Young and older guest speakers address the ICE Day audience on the university campus, focusing on language-related issues. Entertainment consists of game demonstrations, group singing, a scavenger hunt organized by language, international exhibits, and international food offered at the cafeteria. The event has become important in promoting foreign language and culture study. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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