A free lunch, activities, and performances will celebrate international language students and their contributions to their host community on Friday, July 26 — designated by Languages Canada as World Student Day.
Languages Canada is a national organization representing the language education sector; the UWindsor’s Centre for English Language Development is an accredited member.
Anouchka Plumb, manager of language programs for Continuing Education, says the entire campus community is invited to this year’s event in the David A. Wilson Commons and along Turtle Island Walk, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“This is an opportune time for faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the success of international language students at the University of Windsor,” she says. “World Student Day is also a time to acknowledge the dedicated instructional team and support staff, as well as all those who work with international language students, for their continuous commitment to enhancing international students’ UWindsor experience.”
Dr. Plumb notes that many of the international language students started their UWindsor journeys in the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP), UWindsor’s English Language Pathway to undergraduate and graduate study. The program’s curricular alignment with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages positions ELIP to participate in global communication of its learning objectives and outcomes.
Activities on July 26 will include a zumba lesson, a basketball competition, table tennis contest, and a luncheon starting at noon, while supplies last.