Lexicon: Turkish
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Lexicon: Turkish

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 for our next edition of Lexicon, as Eyyup Esen will take us through an introduction to the Turkish language.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7-7:45 p.m.
Where: Zoom Video Communications
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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There are around 6500 languages spoken throughout the world today, but how many can we name, much less speak? The International Relations Council is proud to present Lexicon, a weekly digital interactive program that will introduce you to a language you may not know much about. Each week, IRC members and friends will offer some history and context on a different language, let you sample the look and sounds of the language, and give you some hints on where you can experience more of the language and the cultures it represents – and you just might walk away with a new word or two. Linguists of all levels welcome!

About the Host
Eyyup Esen, PhD graduated from the University of Kansas in higher education in December of 2015.  He was born and grew up in Turkey. He received his BA in Foreign Languages Teaching from Black Sea Technical University in Turkey, MA in educational studies from University of Cincinnati. He received his PhD in higher education from KU with high honor. He holds a peace education certificate and also  obtained  another masters degree in cross-cultural communication studies. He is Director of Dialogue Institute.  He is interested in establishing dialogue with anyone of different cultures and ethnicities and organizes a variety of events to promote peace and dialogue. His ultimate goal is to contribute to the global warming of hearts to depolarize the world. Four years ago, he was awarded the most outstanding international student, which is only given to one graduate student a year by University of Kansas  in 2014. His first book is “Global Warming of Hearts!"

Using Zoom
This event will be hosted through the free online meeting platform, Zoom. This link will bring you directly to the download page for Zoom. After downloading, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with its features.

Once you register for the event, you will receive an IRC email with the link to join the session. Simply click this link and grant permission for Zoom to open the link. You will then automatically join the event. You may access the room five minutes before the event is set to begin.