Each nation and culture has a unique set of norms, expectations, and natural rhythms when it comes to socializing and making connections with other people. The United States is no different. In this workshop participants recognized and addressed some of the particularities of interpersonal relations and patterns of socialization that international students often find most challenging about U.S. American culture. Participants came away with a better understanding of how to relate to their U.S. American colleagues and Americans in general. The slides and video recording of the workshop are also available here.
Humans versus Vampires
Humans Vs. Vampires (HvsV) is a new version of the popular Humans Vs. Zombies (HvZ) game. However, unlike regular HvZ games, the CSLC's HvsV game will feature foreign language elements to celebrate the fact that Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most widely translated texts.
Played like a giant game of tag, the gameplay is simple. Vampires must tag Humans to turn them into Vampires, who then in turn attempt to tag more humans. Humans can defend themselves using Nerf Style blasters or socks.
Over a five- to six-day period, players must survive as they walk from class to class. There are objective-style games or missions each night of the game (capture the flag, scavenger hunt, etc.) which players must try to complete in order to earn rewards to benefit their team. The end of the game culminates in a large final mission.
The gameplay is exhilarating, the people are fun, and there are prizes!
The Fall 2015 game will last from Tuesday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 7th.
To play, *sign up at the link below and attend the MANDATORY Rules Meeting on either Sunday, November 1st or Monday November 2nd at 8:30 p.m. in 131 DeBartolo Hall.
*Students can also sign up in person on 10/28 (Wed) and 10/29 (Thurs) during lunch and dinner hours at the North and South Dining Halls.
Awards will be given out at a Public Reading of Dracula (in multiple languages) on Monday, November 9th at 5pm in LaFortune Ballroom.
- Count Dracula (Most Tags/Most Turned Humans)
- Lucy Westenra (Mission MVP - Vampire Team)
- Van Helsing (Mission MVP - Human Team)
- Mina Harker (?????)
- Best Costume - Vampire (To Enter, Post a Photograph on the CSLC Facebook Page)
- Best Costume - Human (To Enter, Post a Photograph on the CSLC Facebook Page)
- Most Represented Dorm
. . . There. Will. Be. Pizza.
In this workshop, participants discussed the cultural and structural-compositional issues at play in professional email communication. They reviewed and practiced writing emails to different audiences. The slides and video recording of the workshop are also available here.
Mon Nov 20, 2017
Come to Turkish Language Table to converse with others and improve your Turkish skills!…
Come to Vietnamese Language Table to converse with others and improve your Vietnamese skills!…
Wed Nov 22, 2017
Come to Bengali Language Table to converse with others and improve your Bangla skills!…
Come to Irish Language Table to converse with others and improve your Irish skills!…