Politics and Society Articles on Social, Political, Cultural Awareness and Historical Issues
Language program administrators often struggle with how to promote their programs
They want to increase student enrollment and retention in the programs and yet, resources of time and money are often scarce. Moreover, many administrators lack training or interest in marketing and so, it gets pushed aside. Or half-hearted attempts are made through endeavours such as producing a brochure using a template from MS Word.
It explains the positive effect learning a second language had on me.
A few days ago I was sorting through some old documents. I came across this piece that I wrote for the students of a Spanish class I was teaching at Mount Royal University a few years ago. It explains the positive effect learning a second language had on me, acting as an anchor and source of inspiration at one of the most stressful points in my early adulthood. Here's the story I shared with my students:
What is cross cultural awareness?
Cross cultural awareness is figuring out why people from backgrounds that differ from our own act the way they do and using that information to have better relationships with those them. It will help you predict how people who come from different backgrounds will act, speak, think, make decisions and perceive the world.
It is important to note that this does not mean endorsing stereotypes or pigeonholing people into categories. It is about being open-minded and willing to understand others for who they are.
Interview With Paul Hurst, Leicester Based Portrait Photographer And A Gallery Of His Works
Tell us briefly about yourself
I was born and raised in Leicestershire, England and still live in the wonderful county today with my wife and two young daughters.
I have a background in IT but always held an interest in photography, using and owning many different cameras over the years. The link between IT and digital photography has helped me enormously in developing my craft and taking it to the next level.
Interview With A London Based Russian Artist - Rinat Shingareev With A Gallery Of His Pop Iconographic Works
Hi Renat, please tell us briefly about yourself
My art education career began in Russia, where I finished a fine arts school and took a multitude of courses from interior design to web design. Those years also involved a lot of gallery shows of my paintings. Later on, I continued my education in Italy, where I finished the Fine Art Academy with honors. My works have been exhibited in group shows through out Italy, Germany and Austria and I’ve appeared in many Italian magazines. My paintings are done with oils on canvas.