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A Taste of Languages

Some of the interesting languages heard at FIU Language Day included:
  • Romanian
  • Hungarian
  • Wolof
  • Swahili
  • Jamaican Patois
  • Filipino Languages include Hiligaynon, Cebuano, & Tagalog
  • Bengali
  • Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Seraki
  • Vietnamese
  • Bangla
  • Sinhala
  • Sanskrit & Bhospuri    
  • Chasu (related to Swahili)
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Persian

The prize for the most languages spoken (7 not including English) goes to Francisco Delgado! He speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, German and conversational Hungarian and Russian.  

1st Annual FIU Language Day a Success!

The 1st Annual FIU Language Day was a fun-filled event with language reunions, language trivia, tai chi teachings, name writing in different languages, calligraphy lessons, good food, great conversations, and more! More than 300 students, faculty, and staff attended the language reunions held in GL 220. Many more spent time in the breezeway learning about student clubs and in the 1st floor TV lounge area testing their language trivia skills.

Dr. Lucas from the College of Education noted, "This was a great event. The students loved it and were really engaged. The trivia contest was a riot!," while a staff member from the College of Business insisted that "this event has to happen every year!" Franklin, one of our student employees stated, "I thought language day was fun. I made new friends and got an opportunity to practice my language skills. Oh, and the food was great too! If you ask me, I am guessing all of the students that attended had fun and really liked the food." 


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Sarah J. Hammill


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Language Day 2015

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Who Participated?

Break-down of majors/departments (participants self identified):
  • International Relations: 15
  • Business (finance, economics, bus. admin, etc.): 34
  • Sciences: (biology, chemistry, etc.) 20
  • Library employees who registered: 4
  • Social Work: 1
  • Modern Languages: 5
  • IT: 9
  • Psychology: 5
  • English: 4
  • Recreational Therapy: 3
  • Engineering: 8
  • Political Science: 5
  • Education: 7
  • Hospitality: 2
  • Asian Studies: 10
  • Nursing: 3
  • LACC: 2
  • Criminal Justice: 1
  • Health Sciences: 1
  • Math: 2
  • Women Studies: 1
  • Communications: 2
  • Public Administration: 3
  • Geography: 1
  • Journalism and Mass Comm: 5
  • Architecture: 2
  • Undecided: 1
By no means is this everyone who attended or participated in Language Day.  Many students from Modern Languages and Asian Studies worked the event so they aren't counted in the totals.  Also, some people didn't come to GL 220 so this is really just a snapshot but it is interesting to see the diversity and the great interesting in language!