Sample “A Taste of Languages”

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Contact: Alison Nishi
Academic Director, Modern Languages

Sample “A Taste of Languages” at University College’s One-Night Event
Free sample language lessons accompanied by traditional foods

DENVER, July 25, 2011 ~ Yes, you can have your torte and eat it too. But, it helps if you ask in the right language with the proper inflection. And again this year you will be eligible to win a $200 scholarship to help you with that language class!

University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College, is offering the ninth annual “sampler” event for individuals interested in learning or refining a language for professional or personal reasons. The Taste of Languages program will be held August 30, 2011, from 6–8 pm, in Sturm Hall, 2000 East Asbury (on the DU campus).

Modern Language faculty from University College will present 30-minute lessons in select languages accompanied by dishes from their traditional cuisines. Languages included in the program are, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

“Learning a new language and its culture can often be intimidating, but we believe when you mix the study of foreign language through the media of literature, culture, film, the arts and society, learning becomes more contextual and fun,” says Alison Nishi, Academic Director for Modern Languages.

University College’s Modern Language faculty members all hold advanced degrees, and are native or near-native speakers of the languages they teach. They will advise students to determine the course level that best meets their needs. There are no admission requirements for language courses. Students also will have an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, teaching methods and materials used in the courses – not to mention sampling an eclectic assortment of foods.

Nishi says, “Our Modern Languages program can help students increase their business opportunities, become more knowledgeable travelers, gain teacher re-certification or in-service credit, and improve conversational skills in a relaxed setting with other adults.”

Guests attending the Taste of Languages event must RSVP by August 26. Please call 303-871-2291, or sign up at Click on “Taste of Languages” under “Updates” to receive a free parking pass. At the end of the evening, a drawing for two $200 scholarships for Modern Language courses taken in fall 2011 will be held. Anyone who registers for a fall language course is eligible. Complete biographies of instructors can be viewed at

For more information about Taste of Languages, as well as certificate and degree programs at University College, please call 303-871-3155, or visit

Ma’a ElSalama, Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Arrivederci, Sayounara, Ka-ship-sio, Do Widzenia, Adeus, Do svidanyia, Adiós, Adjo and Good-bye until August 3oth.

Editor’s Note: University College is the award-winning provider of adult education at the University of Denver. University College offers master’s degrees in nine different areas, over 30 certificates, and various lifelong learning courses in the following areas:

• Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management
• Master of Applied Science in Information and Communications Technology
• Master of Applied Science in Security Management
• Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Leadership
• Master of Professional Studies in Leadership and Organizations
• Master of Professional Studies in Organizational and Professional Communication
• Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Human Resources Management
• Master of Liberal Studies in Arts and Culture
• Master of Liberal Studies in Global Affairs
• Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences

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