The Culture Café hosts hour-long lectures on various cultural topics in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Latin, and Arabic to broaden our students’ cultural and world views. The presentations are delivered by the faculty of the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) as ancillary instruction for interested students on a variety of cultural, gastronomic, historical, geographic and architectural themes related to the target languages of our World Language Department. Past sessions are as diverse as the sounds of the languages we teach, including the importance of studying abroad, Incan Agricultural Practices, a local’s view of Sochi during the recent Winter Olympics, Mother’s Day Traditions from the Arab World, the beauty of Paris, Tokyo, Rome, and the list goes on and on. Previous guest speakers include professors from the University of North Carolina, faculty from the Florida Virtual School, students from NCVPS, citizens of Russia and Egypt, and even the son of the President of Costa Rica. Our aim is to bring the majesty of the foreign cultures we teach to our students, and inspire our students to travel abroad and immerse themselves in the places and cultures we are studying.
Watch the Culture Café video below. Then check out our Café calendar to find the next event. When you’re ready to join, click to the “Join the Café.”. We look forward to seeing you there!
Curious about the Culture Café program? Interested in presenting a session?
Herman A. Hall IV
North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) Spanish 1 Teacher
Instructional Leader Spanish 4 & NCVPS Café
BAs in Spanish & English Literature
MS Instructional Technology
Cell: (252) 256-7082