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Upcoming Event: Lunch in Twelve Languages (March 11)

March 3rd, 2014

Humanities News

Lunch in Twelve Languages:  March 11 at noon in Sherman Function Hall

The Division of Humanities and the Foreign Language Oversight Committee, with support from the Provost’s office and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite all members of the Brandeis Community (students, faculty and staff) to experience and celebrate the linguistic diversity of Brandeis. At noon on March 11, speakers of twelve languages taught or widely spoken at Brandeis will gather under one roof in Sherman Function Hall.   Individual language tables will host speakers of  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean,  Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.  Participants need not stay for the entire hour but are asked to speak only the language of a specific table during your visit. People who speak several languages are welcome to migrate from table to table.  Speakers of all levels of proficiency are welcome!

Participants are asked to sign in at your chosen language table to receive a voucher for the buffet lunch.  While the amount of food is limited, we encourage late arrivals to bring your own lunch fare to the table of your choice.  We are hoping that this event will jump-start some regular language-table conversations in our dining halls or elsewhere on campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Irina Dubinina at or Professor Sue Lanser at

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