Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Life in a Bilingual Community

We often focus here on this blog on the "target language" experience students receive in the classroom, but the HNC is truly a bilingual community and student life is a perfect example of that unique aspect of our program.  Several student initiatives demonstrate this, including a public speaking group focused on practicing public speaking skills in both native and target languages, as well as a Chinese-English movie interest group that screens two movies per week.  Check out the pictures below from some of these activities!

 Buttons indicate which language to speak in when practicing public speaking skills

One English and one Chinese movie are screened each week in the student lounge

Chinese and international students also work together to run a weekday coffee counter in the student lounge

Buy 10 cups of coffee in the student lounge and get one free!