News Release

REF NO.: 68

SUBJECT: PSA: Memorial University celebrates multilingual diversity with unique event

DATE: February 19, 2007

Admirers of foreign languages like Arabic, Cantonese, Turkish or Korean can learn to master a few new words when Memorial University’s International Student Advising Office launches speedCHAT on the St. John’s campus on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the University Centre.
Roughly 18 languages will be represented at the event which aims to promote the university – and province’s – rich multicultural community.
Participants will have a chance to interact with volunteers at various booths in different languages, tackling – or brushing up on – new languages.
Pre-registration is not required and the event is free.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event. Parking is available in Lots 16 and 16A.

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