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General Schedule

9:00 - 9:15
Opening Ceremonies at Outdoor Theater
9:30 - 10:20
Workshop 1
10:30 - 11:20
Workshop 2
11:30 - 12:50
Noon Activities (Music, Dance, & Food)
1:00 - 1:50
Workshop 3
2:00 - 2:50
Workshop 4
3:00 - 3:50
Workshop 5

Closing Ceremonies at Outdoor Theater
Wear your ethnic clothing & traditional dress!
Join us "Parade of Nations" during Closing Ceremonies

Workshops on Languages and Cultures
Information booth

Special Workshops for teachers!
Entertainment at Noon (11:30 - 12:50) at the Amphitheater
Foods & music
Arts and crafts

Workshops on Languages and Cultures

Special Workshops

Entertainment at Noon (11:30 - 12:50) at the Amphitheater

  • Taiko Drumming by Sei Shin Zoku Taiko ("Spirit of the Family Taiko"), under the direction of Bruce Morishita, will perform a variety of taiko music reflecting influences from Eastern philosophy, martial arts, and the love of music.
  • Peruvian Dance by two young performers, Veronica and Stephan Cesped, and followed by Mr. & Mrs. Velandres.
  • Italian Folk Dancing by Italian Culture Society's Balliamo Dance Troupe and St. Francis High School Italian dancers
  • Latin Dance (Salsa & Argentine tango) by Mr. Lucas Burbano& Ms.Christina Hake
  • More to come!

Food & Drinks

  • "Jambo Juice "
  • "Leatherby's" (Ice cream)
  • "Java City" (Coffee drinks)
  • "Gordito Burrito"
  • "Famous Kabob" (Persian food)
  • Andy Ngyyen's II (Vietnamies food)
  • "La Creperie" (French)
  • "Croissants" (JFK High School)

Arts & Crafts

  • A l imited number of the World Language Day T-shirt will be available for $10.00 on the day of the event. Don't miss out!


Workshops on Languages and Cultures


American Sign

9:30 - 10:20 Deaf History
By Professor Don Grushkin
A brief overview of the history of the deaf, from biblical times to the present, Will discuss major turning points and individuals influential to the development of the Deaf world as it is today!
10:30 - 11:20 Deaf Culture: Our Way
By Professor Patrick Boudreault
This anthology of anecdotes, most of which are humorous, makes possible a new insight into the deaf community and their culture, and also enhances an understanding and empathy of how loss of hearing affects the whole man and shapes his attitude and outlook of the world. This also shows how the hearing majority reacts whenever their paths cross those of deaf persons and how their preconceived beliefs and prejudice influence their reactions to deafness.
1:00 - 1:50

Deaf Performance: "Ice Worm (Crom and Wormy)"

2:00 - 2:50

A Show of Hands
By Bobbie Jackson - Vann.
A Show of Hands designed to teach signers, beginning to advanced new ASL vocabulary. Categories of concepts will be presented targeting specific ASL vocabulary.




  • Let's learn Chinese language and culture (table 1)
    Information on major requirements at CSUS, courses and syllabi, textbooks, study aids, and study abroad programs.
  • Chinese Culture Information (table 2)
    Chinese language, landscape painting, pharmacopoeia, festival, statuette of Guanyin, calligraphy demonstration, writing names in Chinese, hands-on display (e.g. abacus, chopsticks, etc.)
  • Local information on Chinese culture (table 3)
    Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation
  • Information on Chinese food and traveling (table 4)
    Chinese cookbooks, travelers' guides, language/phrase books. Video showings on China.

*Tentative schedule (as of April 21, 2003) and subject to change. We will have a Chinese room that will display Chinese culture such as arts, crafts, calligraphy, etc. Contact Professor Yee (278-4920)


Eastern European


  • Traveling around the globe
    Presentation of foreign countries by a group of ESL students at Sacramento City College.



9:30 - 10:20 The Gardens of Paris
In this class, you will learn about a variety of flowers and plants in Paris
10:30 - 11:20

Traveling Through Provence
Provence - discovering Provence, its culture, its people and its life. This is the best opportunity to get to know one of the most beautiful places in France.

Twister in French
By Bella Vista High School's French Club. In this session, you will learn French vocabulary to play Twister and have an opportunity to participate in a Twister tournament. Let's have a fun!

1:00 - 1:50 Petanque by Professor Kevin Elstob
Ground bolling
2:00 - 2:50

Cross perceptions of France and America
Let's discuss about this!

3:00 - 3:50 Learn How to Speak French in 10 Steps by Professor Nicole Buffalo-O'Shea
If you have not taken French before, this is the best opportunity to learn French language from Professor Buffard-O' Shea. You will learn how to greet in French & much more!

*Tentative schedule (as of Feb. 27, 2003) and subject to change.
For further information: contact Professor Laurence Lambert.


  • "Euro"- A new European monetary system by Ms. Inge Carpenter
  • German Comedy "Johann Ye'd Hardly Know Ye" & "Faust is Funny!" by Professor Majorie Gelus
  • German Play by German students at CSUS


  • Hebrew History Presentation

*Tentative schedule (as of Feb. 27, 2003) and subject to change.


  • Italian Poetry Reading by Professor Joy Salvetti-Wolfe
  • Myth and Language by Professor Joy Salvetti-Wolfe
  • Italian dancing by St. Francis High School Italian dancers

*Tentative schedule (as of Feb. 27, 2003) and subject to change.



9:30 - 10:20

1. Japanese Language Experience
Have you ever thought of speaking Japanese? In this workshop, you will learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese, sing Japanese songs, and write your name in Japanese.

2. Japanese Paper Art (Origami) by Ms. Helen Okamoto. In this class, you will learn history of traditional and contemporary paper folding (origami)

10:30 - 11:20

1. Japanese-American History
Dr. Georgiana White (former professor at CSUS) will share her knowledge of Japanese Interment Camp and Japanese-American's experience around the Sacramento area.

2. Japanese Paper Art (Origami) by Ms. Helen Okamoto. (see the above)

1:00 - 1:50

1. "Bon Odori" - Japanese Folk Danceby Ms. Toshi Kawamura. Bon Odori is a dance to please the spirit of the ancestor during the summer time. It is fun and easy to dance. Join us to learn how to dance Tanko-bushi & Shiawase (happy) sanba.

2. Japanese Calligraphy by Ms. Etsuko Wakayama. Shodoo is the art of writing. You will have "hands-on" experience in Japanese caligraphy. Up to 25 people & fee is $2.00. For those who want to participate in this event, please email: Ms. Atsuko Kiuchi (Click here)

2:00 - 2:50 Traveling in Japan-Slide Show
Professor Swift will share his knowledge of inexpensive
adventure travel in Japan. He lived there 5 years,
taught Japanese history at CSUS for 30 years,
and has led 17 tours to Japan.
3:00 - 3:50

1. Japanese Cooking by Japanse language teachers in the Sacramento regions.
This class will demonstrate how to make a California roll. Up to 20 people & fee is $5.00. For those who want to participate this event, please email: Ms. Atsuko Kiuchi (click here)

2. History of Baseball in Japan
Professor Dym at the Department of History at CSUS will talk about the history of Japanese baseball. If you are a fan of Japanese baseball players such as Ichiro and Matsui. this session is a must!

*Tentative schedule (as of April 7, 2003) and subject to change.

In the Japanese room, we will display flower arrangement, pictures of Japan, students' projects. For those who are interested in teaching about Japan, please stop by our sessions. There are free materials on Japan donated by the Japanese government (Click here). Outside of the classroom, students at Kennedy HS, Mira Loma, and Davis will have a display. For further information: contact Ms. Atsuko Kiuchi & Ms. Junko Ito (See Contact)



10:30 - 11:20

Korean American literature
Are you thinking of teaching or learning Korean culture through the children's literature? This is a class for you! Dr. EunMi Cho will be introducing many Korean-American books written for children and young adults to guide you Korean culture. You will be surprised to learn that there are so many outstanding books available for you to learn Koren culture.

11:30 - 12:00

Dos & Don'ts with Korean people
If you are planning to go to Korea or to meet with Korean people, join this class. As a Korean American professor, Dr. Greg Cho will guide you with survival tips in Korean. He will also share Dos and Don's with Korean/Korean American people. You will learn how to shop things in a store and order Korean food in a restaurant in Korean.

2:00 - 2:50

Korean Language Experience
You will experience the basic Korean language by learning Korean greetings and songs. In this workshop, Dr. Brian Lim will teach you how to introduce yourself in Korean, sing Korean songs, greet properly each other, and write your name in Korean.


Native American



9:30 - 10:20
Learn Portuguese
10:30 - 11:20

The music of Brazil and Portugal

1:00 - 1:50 Brazilian/ Portuguese dancing
2:00 - 2:50

A trip to Brazil, Portugal, and the Azores

3:00 - 3:50 Curiosities



So many workshops coming up!

  • World of Hispanic fascion Explore a various kinds of Hispanic clothing!
  • Passport to Peru by Professor Carol Eberhart
    Join us for arm chair journey throgh the Southern regions of Peru (Amazon, Machu Picchu, etc.)
  • Spanish for travelers
    Learn some popular phrases to enrich your next trip to Spanish speaking country
  • Latin Dancing by Prof. Lagunas
  • Latin Dancing by Mr. Lucas Burbano & Ms.Christina Hake
    Salsa dancing is the most popular Latin dance. This workshop will teach you basic Salsa steps so that you will be able to dance at parties!
  • Spanish Cuisine by Ms. Ines Garmo
  • Spanish play "El censo" by students of Professor Serrano
  • Spanish Video "Alturas de Machu Picchu" by Professor Lagunas


*Tentative schedule (as of Feb. 27, 2003) and subject to change.


  • Ukrainian Bandura Ensemble by Ukrainian Heritage School in Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Let's enjoy Ukrainian music!


Southeast Asian


  • How do I say my name in Vietnamese by Ms. Nguyen Sarri
  • Hmong in South East Asia by Prof. Serge Lee.
    He will share wonderful slides from his recent trip to Thailand &†Vietnam.

Special Workshops

  • Become a foreign language teacher!
    (For more information, contact Professor Moore)
  • How to prepare the international career! By Mr. George Tastaro
    Target languages: English, German, & Spanish
    A. How to pick an industry specialication
    B. How to pick a foreign language
    C. How to maintain foreign language fluency
  • Study abroad program
  • Foreign Language Open Lab Tour
    (For more information, contact Professor Suter)
  • Foreign language proficiency requirement & assessment
    (For more information, contact Professor Moore)
  • The Matrix and the 5'Cs": Workshop for all languages by Professor Fox-Anderson.
    Let students to produce quality work - speaking, listening, reading, & writing in the target language!
  • Ethnomathematics (Mathematics and Culturalo Anthropology) by Professor Orey.
    Ethnomathematics includes the study of culturally related learning styles, historical developments in mathematics and technology (For more info, click -> "The Algorithm Collection Project")
  • Martial Art by Mr. Patrick O'Neil
    This is an open-participation with Karate, Weapons, and Tai-Chi (10:30 - 11:20). This workshop will be held outdoor (near Mariposa & Eurika Hall).

*Tentative schedule (as of May 6, 2003) and subject to change.