Global Voices highlights diversity of languages at EMU


by Ryan Cornell for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

Hannah Landis and Zack Furr, co-founders of the Global Voices initiative, hold up issues of the publication. (Photo by Cassidy Walker / EMU)

he first edition of Global Voices, a multilingual affiliate of The Weather Vane newspaper, is hot off the presses and ready to pick up at campus newsstands.

The publication launched on April 18 and features the contributions of 28 students in EMU’s Intensive English Program (IEP) written in their own native languages. Articles in the 12-page issue are written in Belarusian, Dari, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. They feature stories by students from Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela. Near the back of the issue, a series of summaries written in English translates their journeys to the U.S. and their experiences learning English. […]

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