International Student Program (ISP) and the International Affairs Student Club (IASC) together hosted Multilingual Hour on April 1, 2015. Members of IASC took the initiative in teaching four different languages: Korean, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
The event started off with Mandarin Chinese. Jiahui Tan or “Kelly”, an international student from China, taught the audience how to say useful phrases such as “Thank you” and “You are beautiful/handsome.” Following Kelly’s Chinese lessons, Yi Rui Gwee or “Tiffany” from Malaysia and Sun-kyoung Chun or “Sunny” from South Korea, presented Korean pop culture and associated vocabulary, using fun YouTube videos as teaching aides. Next were the Japanese lessons lead by Yidi Feng, who spent her K-12 years in Japan. Yidi introduced the Japanese phrase that was chosen as the 2014 phrase of the year in Japan. Finally, Emre Kabayel, a student from Turkey, taught the audience some words used by teenagers in his native country.
The event was well attended by Skyline College students and staff members. After the language lessons, the audience mingled with the presenters and enjoyed delicious snacks and drinks from Taiwan, China and Japan
ISP will continue to provide international and cultural events and programs for Skyline College students, faculty and staff members and the greater Skyline College community. Please check our future events on the ISP website at: www.skylinecollege.edu/international/
Article and Photo by Chikako Walker