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Arabic Club

Advisor:

The WKU Arabic Club is open to any Western Kentucky University student interested in the Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture. The club provides social opportunities to not only practice Arabic with peers, but also to engage in cultural activities important in the Arab world including tea drinking, calligraphy, or henna, for example. Guest speakers are often invited to talk about a country or share study-abroad opportunities.

Additionally, the Arabic Club is engaged in connecting with Arab culture on a local level by visiting local businesses with Arab shop-owners and doing Arabic language activities at the Bowling Green International Festival and the PCAL Fall Festival.

Events are held weekly in the Honors College and International Center. For anyone interested in taking a journey across the world and experiencing Arab culture is cordially invited to the club. To learn more about upcoming Arabic Club events, contact or visit the WKU Modern Languages webpage.

 

Chinese Club

Advisor: Dr. Ke Peng

The WKU Chinese Club is a non-profit organization for all students and scholars who are interested in Chinese language and culture. We believe in teaching and learning with fun. We strive to promote intercultural competence and international awareness among students and scholars through holistic learning experiences and activities.

Our goal is to engage Chinese learners and promote intercultural competence on campus. Under the supervision of WKU Chinese Major & Minor Program, we aim to build one of the many community-centered programs at WKU to support student success. The WKU Chinese Club has a prolific record of organizing fun and engaging events. Our past cultural events have included both craft-making activities (such as writing calligraphy, knot-tying, paper-folding, and painting Peking Opera masks) and experiential learning activities (such as Tea Ceremonies, Dumpling Parties, Voice of WKU Chinese Singing Competition, Karaoke Night and Chinese Film Exhibitions). 

 

Spanish Club

Advisor: Professor Yertty Vandermolen

The Spanish Club is open to any Western Kentucky University student interested in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The club provides several social opportunities in which students can practice speaking Spanish, such as fiestas and cultural dance lessons. It also provides opportunities to interact with the local Hispanic community.

Weekly, many members hone their language skills and help the community by teaching English as a Second language classes. In addition, the Spanish Club is highly involved with community service activities targeted at the Hispanic community, such as item drives for needy families, health clinics, and assisting local Hispanic organizations.

The Spanish Club also encourages cultural understanding and educates its members and others through cultural activities and by participating in Bowling Green's annual International Festival downtown.

The Spanish Club is looking for students interested in becoming a member of the Club. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a very active student Club and practice your Spanish skills. Anybody that is interested contact the Department of Modern Languages for more details.

 

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 8/1/22