Students from Around the World Celebrate Culture at the Annual “World Festival”

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LSS Center for New Americans English Class students selected a traditional American holiday song to learn and perform at the festival.  They chose to learn, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

On December 15, 2016 the LSS Center for New Americans hosted the 5th annual “World Festival.”

During the “World Festival,” adult English learners from around the globe share cultural music, dances and foods with each other, their English teachers and other LSS staff.

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LSS CNA teaching staff join in dancing with students from Bhutan.

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Teacher Carol Hudson dons her homemade “Ugly Sweater” for this special event

Carol shared that this event is valuable because the students say it’s so fun. You see the students laughing and having a good time and getting to be with their teachers as equals, sitting together, eating together and dancing together.  During the World Festival, “By being on their level, we are all the same.”

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The “finger food” potluck – plenty of food for everyone!

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Caado performs a dance routine to Congolese hip-hop

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A teacher and student entertain the crowd with a dance to Afghani music

 

written by Laura Smith-Hill, Education Program Coordinator

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