Culture Café Speaker Series
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 (NC Virtual) as ancillary instruction for interested students on a variety of cultural, culinary, 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 NC Virtual, 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.
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Watch the Culture Café video below. Then check out our Café calendar to find the next event.
When you’re ready to join, click “Join the Café.” We look forward to seeing you there!
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|Other||02/19/2020||Your Voice, Your Vote||Elizabeth MacDonald||View (opens in new tab)|
|Latin||02/10/2020||Roman Marriage||Frank Williams & Mary Stevens||View (opens in new tab)|
|Student Research Alliance||02/18/2020||Are Some Mental Illnesses Linked to Others?||Jazmin V-G||View (opens in new tab)|
|French||02/25/2020||Mardi Gras ... Unmasked!||Anabela Mendes||View (opens in new tab)|
|French||03/18/2020||French Art and the Musée d'Orsay||Teresa Drian||View (opens in new tab)|
|Russian||03/30/2020||Culture Trip Yekaterinburg, Russia||Tatyana Miller||View (opens in new tab)|
|Mandarin Chinese||7/28/2020||Chinese Dragon Boat Festival & Race||Judy Chen||View (opens in new tab)|
|Japan||8/04/2020||Robots of Japan||Sarah Boutin||View (opens in new tab)|
|Spanish||10/06/2020||El Camino de Santiago: A Christian Pilgrimage Route in Spain||Juan Martin||View (opens in new tab)|
|French||10/28/2020||Francophone Music||Anabela Mendes||View (opens in new tab)|
|Russian||11/09/2020||Russians In Space||Meredith Doubleday||View (opens in new tab)|
|Japanese||1/09/2020||Trip to Japan with Japanese 3 Students||NC Virtual Japanese 3 Students||View (opens in new tab)|
|Japanese||1/07/2021||Trip to Japan with Japanese 3 Students||NC Virtual Japanese 3 Students||View (opens in new tab)|
|Other||02/09/2021||Holocaust Survivor: Inheriting the Role of a Witness||Sharon Halperin||View (opens in new tab)|
|French||02/16/2021||Mardi Gras Magic||Elizabeth Lovelady-Alfonso||View (opens in new tab)|
|Japanese||02/23/2021||A Trip to Miyazaki||Revae Bostwick||View (opens in new tab)|
|Other||02/23/2021||Foreign Language Careers: Translation and Interpretation||Marisa Blachy||View (opens in new tab)|
|Student Research Alliance||02/24/2021||The Trigonometry of Blood Spatter Analysis||Nidhi K||View (opens in new tab)|
|Student Research Alliance||02/25/2021||The Immunology and Biology of the SARS- CoV-2 Virus||Anuragh S||View (opens in new tab)|
|Russian||03/03/2021||The Russian Scientific World||Meredith Doubleday||View (opens in new tab)|
|Spanish||03/10/2021||Top 10 University Cities in Spain||Juan Martin||View (opens in new tab)|
|Japanese||03/25/2021||Kanji 101||Revae Bostwick||View (opens in new tab)|
Curious about the Culture Café program? Interested in presenting a session?
Herman A. Hall IV
North Carolina Virtual Public School (NC Virtual) Spanish 1 Teacher
Instructional Leader Peer Tutoring Center & Culture Café
BAs in Spanish & English Literature
MS Instructional Technology
Cell: (252) 256-7082