The University of Iowa

International Mondays presents forum on less commonly taught languages, April 12

April 7th, 2010

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “Learning Farsi, Tamil, and Indonesian: The Benefits of Autonomous Language Learning” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

The panel is comprised of students and tutors of less commonly taught languages.  They will discuss their language learning experiences and the multiple ways this has shaped their academic interests and work in communities around the globe.

Moderators, both from International Programs at the University of Iowa, include the following: Helen Jameson, manager of Intercultural Programs, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS); and Elena Osinsky, director of Autonomous Language Learning Network (ALLNet).   The panel includes ALLNet tutors and students.

This forum completes the Spring 2010 schedule. The series is a forum for students, faculty and community members to engage in a discussion of global issues sponsored by UI International Programs, the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and the Iowa City Public Library.

For more information, contact Carly Andrews, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345 or