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Foreign Language Week Featured Performances of Various International Dances

Date 2023-05-15 1201 Clicks

The opening ceremony of the "Intercontinental Culture Week," a collaborative event organized by the 6 departments of the College of Foreign Languages, was held on May 8th. The week-long event featured booth activities showcasing various languages. Dr. Wan-Bau Wu, Dean of the College of Foreign Languages, along with the chairs of the English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Russian departments, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dr. Shih-Jung Wu, Dean of Student Affairs, also participated in the grand event.

The opening performance featured students from the 6 departments wearing traditional costumes from different countries, presenting dance performances. The performances included Scottish dance from the UK, cancan dance from France, Bavarian tap dance from Germany, a dance to a Japanese song, and the Russian dance from "The Nutcracker." As the highlight of the event, Antonio, an international exchange student from the Spanish department, performed a solo demonstration of the flamenco dance. The atmosphere at the venue was lively and enthusiastic. Dr. Wu expressed that this was the most special opening ceremony of the Foreign-Language Week he had attended in many years.

The theme of this Foreign-Language Week's booths is "cinema". An open-air movie theater was set up at the University Commons, and each department aligned their booth with this theme by selecting a movie for a "special screening." For example, the English department chose the famous classic film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" as their representative, adding a unique touch to their booth. In addition to the movie screenings, each department also introduced a corresponding "special meal" based on the theme of their chosen film. For instance, the Japanese department offered ice cream sodas at their booth, which perfectly matched their featured movie "Summer Battle." The French department also sold traditional French snacks, including black tea au lait, savory and sweet croissants, and madeleines, which were quite appealing to visitors.

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