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June 1st, 2021
 

DAY OF ACTION

Participate in the United Way of West Alabama’s Day of Action on Friday, June 18th.
At the Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama, we will be organizing supplies and cleaning up around the facility from 9 am to 12 pm. Or join others at the Temporary Emergency Services loading textiles and other materials onto their trucks from 9 am to 12 pm.
Register at bit.ly/DayofAction2021.
Please dress accordingly. 
 

STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE IN FALL 2021? 
CONSIDER THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE

The Rotary International House is an on-campus, coed living community open to any domestic or international student who likes learning about different cultures, making friends, and having a social and inclusive living experience. The house has the capacity to hold fifteen to seventeen residents, contains its own kitchen and laundry facility, and is conveniently located on the east side of UA’s campus.
 
Those interested should contact Obi Bruno Da Silva Ndubueze at odasilvandubueze@crimson.ua.edu and complete an interest form.  For more information, visit https://housing.sa.ua.edu/living-learning-communities/shared-interest-communities/.

 

DO YOU SPEAK AN UNCOMMON LANGUAGE – CONSIDER TEACHING FOR THE CRITICAL LANGUAGES CENTER

 

Dear international students,
 
My name is Koji Arizumi, and I am the Director of the UA Critical Languages Center.
 
Let me introduce our center which offers classes for less-commonly-taught languages to UA students.
 
In our center, UA students can learn languages which usually are not available in the usual language department, and are taught a bit differently from the mainstream foreign language class. Students basically study by themselves (without an instructor), and participate in the class to practice/reinforce the language communication skill with a native speaking tutor (called "Language Trainer... LT"). Many international students have been working or volunteering in the CLC to be LTs of their own native language.
 
If you are interested in becoming an LT with us in the CLC for your own language, please let me know. We can try to offer your language class. If we have enough number of students who are eager to speak your language, it may be possible to create the class. This is a good opportunity to introduce your language/culture to the UA students.
 
This year, we are trying to offer Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
 
If you want to try to add your language, please let me know by emailing me at karizumi@ua.edu.  
 
The more UA students who know your language/culture, the better it is in understanding diverse people in the world.
 
Best regards,
 
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Dr. Koji Arizumi
Executive Director,  National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP)
Director, Critical Languages Center (ASL, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, and others)
Program Director, Japanese program 
Instructor, Japanese Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages and Classics
The University of Alabama
Box 870246
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246
(205)348-5059
http://clc.ua.edu
karizumi@ua.edu

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