CEAPS News & Announcement
CEAPS News & Announcement
- Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium
Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium
Time/Place: Friday, April 29 / Room 405 Illini Union
This interdisciplinary symposium will bring people from diverse backgrounds (language instructors, business professionals, and students) together to explore the role that languages and language learning play in emerging markets. The symposium will help to inform business students and students of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) about the importance of learning languages of the countries where global/multi-national companies are located, in order to engage in successful business practices. This symposium will also provide instructors with guidance on designing successful business language curricula. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of languages for business and will make connections with the real-life implications of learning languages.
The symposium will consist of a workshop for instructors on creating business language curricula, a keynote lecture, a networking event with local businesses that have ties to international markets, and a student panel discussion. Our workshop facilitator and keynote speaker is David Victor, who is Professor of Management and Director of International Business at Eastern Michigan University. He teaches a range of courses in international business and researches conflict management, international differences in organizational structure, cross-cultural business communication, and the relationship between headquarters and subsidiaries in the multinational corporation.
9:00-10:30 a.m. Pedagogical Workshop (for instructors)
11:00 a.m.-Noon Keynote Lecture
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Networking with Business Professionals
2:00-3:00 p.m. Student Panel Discussion
The event is free, but registration is encouraged. Register here: http://go.illinois.edu/Bus_Lang_Symposium
- iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English
iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English
- Spring Concert: Bridging Cultures
Featuring Japanese and American choral and instrumental music in folk, classical, and gospel styles
Date/Time: Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 7 PM
Location: McKinley Presbyterian Church (809 South Fifth Street, Champaign)
- Part 1: Music from Japan - Organ & Koto (Japanese harp)
- Part 2: Choral music from several cultures - McKinley Choir
**Please find the attached flyer for more information.
- InterConnect: Renting an Apartment Off Campus
InterConnect: Renting an Apartment Off Campus
- Summer Internship Opportunity at JIC - Application Deadline on Apr. 20
The Japan Information Center (JIC), at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago will offer one unpaid, part-time student internship (14-21hrs/week) between June and September, 2016. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized to fit the academic schedule of the selected applicant.
Interns at the JIC contribute to and participate in many valuable cultural and international relations programs and events by assisting diplomats and public relations professionals. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
Conducting research and drafting letters to respond to inquiries from the public
Creating resource materials to educate the public on Japanese culture
Preparing for and assisting with events
Updating the JIC’s social media pages
Participating in the JIC’s School Visit Program, a Japanese cultural presentation program for local schools and community centers.
Please submit your resume and cover letter* in PDF format for consideration to Internship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. *Please include your dates of availability for the internship.
More details about this position can be found on the attached document, our website, and our social media sites.