LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University’s Office of Continuing Education and the Institute for International Studies are sponsoring a free workshop on Chinese culture and language. The workshop is free and open to the public. It is an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle school and high school teachers, as well as area high school students. LHU students, faculty, and staff are also invited to participate. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The month-long workshop titled “Introduction to Chinese Culture and Language” will be conducted by Ms. Min Feng, a graduate student in LHU’s Master of Liberal Arts program. The workshop will run 4:00 – 5:00 Mondays and Wednesdays from March 16 until April 15. The location is Room 211 of Ulmer Hall, located on North Fairview Street.
Min Feng is from Jiangxi Province in the south of China. She said she wanted “to volunteer to let people know about China, opening a window on China so that people in Lock Haven can get to know Chinese culture and basic Chinese language in a relaxed atmosphere.” Jennifer Creamer, dean of Lock Haven’s Institute for International Studies, encourages international students at Lock Haven to share their cultures with the campus and local communities. “Meeting a student from China makes the language, culture, and writing come alive.”
The workshop will introduce the Chinese language within a cultural context. Each session will include Chinese culture and customs including history, geography, holidays and festivals, and travel. Students will participate in hands-on activities including calligraphy and common Chinese games. Every session will include language instruction and practice. Creamer stated, “Students will have great fun.”
Participants are urged to register in advance by phone or email. Participants may also register at the first session. For registration or further information, please contact Cortney Force, (570) 484-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available at http://www.ecampus.lhup.edu.