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ELP Presents: Something to Talk About Events for Spring Quarter 2019

Language Table Events for Winter Quarter 2019

  • Free and open to all members of the Northwestern community
  • All events held in Room 202 on the second floor at 2016 Sheridan Rd (Department of Linguistics)
  • Each event highlights a specific aspect of American culture
  • Ask questions, share experiences and opinions with peers and English Language Programs (ELP) staff
  • A supportive environment for speakers at any level of English proficiency

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

For many Americans, spring equals one thing… BASEBALL!!! Come join us to discuss everything about America’s pastime. We will discuss the sport itself, its history and rituals, Chicago’s teams (the Cubs and White Sox) and the Crosstown Classic. We’ll also discuss the many references to baseball that have entered everyday English that you need to know! Come find out what it means to knock it out of the park, round home, or strike out.

Spring DIY Craft: Easter Egg Coloring

Thursday, April 18, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

From cherry blossoms to festivals of color, spring brings many celebrations in many cultures and religions. One favorite tradition for the Easter holiday celebration is coloring eggs. Show your creativity at this event by trying out different colors, color combinations, or a color/sticker combination, and take your creation home with you. We will also talk about spring and how it is celebrated here in the US and around the world. Supplies will be provided.

Explore American Media: Netflix & Chat (Tipping Culture)

Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Are you mystified by the tradition of tipping in American restaurants? To explore this topic, we will watch an episode of the Netflix series, “Adam Ruins Everything” that focuses on the origins and customs of the tipping tradition in the US. This series uses comedy to explore the hidden history and rules of American culture and daily life in America. Following the episode, we will have time to discuss our own restaurant experiences from around the world, and offer advice on how to tip properly.

Explore Summer

Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Let’s be honest…this winter was ROUGH! Now that the snow has melted and the polar vortex has returned north, what better way to prepare for the summer months than to talk about outdoor travel destinations in and around Illinois? We will talk about a variety of summer activity options both local and throughout the state. This is a perfect opportunity to start planning a weekend excursion if you’ll be on campus this summer!

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Questions? Email ELP Program Coordinator, Brian Hampson, for more information.

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