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!
Wednesdays from 7-7:45 p.m. Central Time
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Russian with Lana Yeager, Russian House of Kansas City
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Turkish with Eyyup Esen, Dialogue Institute of the Southwest
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – Urdu with Samira Hussein, JCCC
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – Tagalog with Jose 'Ping' Bayanin
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Japanese with Haruko Shukla, Heart of America Japan-America Society
Click the link for a video recording of the program.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – Polish with Dr. Tom Patterson, JCCC
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Hindi with Pritha Hariharan, Unbound
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Thai with Oay Slaughter, Thai Cultural Center of Greater Kansas City
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – French with Donnie Hughes, North Kansas City School District
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – German with Jutta Behnen, Goethe Pop-Up, and Scott Baker, UMKC
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Hebrew with Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick
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.
If you are interested in presenting a language in a Lexicon program, please contact Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org.