Text Only Skip to content
Skip header navigation.
Skip sub-section linksSTLCC Home » College News » 2011 » April » STLCC-Forest Park Hosts Foreign Language and Global Arts Festival

STLCC-Forest Park Hosts Foreign Language and Global Arts Festival

April 18, 2011

Acclaimed foreign films, discussion on the graphic novel “Persepolis,” a special Foreign Language Day event, and a celebration of the new partnership between the St. Louis Language Immersion School and St. Louis Community College will highlight the first Foreign Language and Global Arts Festival April 19, 26 and 28 at the Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. 

“Pan’s Labyrinth,” an acclaimed film by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, will be shown beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Highlander Lounge, with a discussion following the screening. 

“Run Lola Run,” an award-winning German film by Tom Tykwer, with an introduction by Rebecca Kettler, will be shown beginning at noon Thursday, April 26, in the Highlander Lounge, with a discussion following the screening. 

Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis,” this year’s One Book, One College selection, is the subject of a brown bag discussion 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 28, in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Foreign Language Day is slated noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the South Bay of the Cafeteria. The International Students Club, English as Second Language faculty and students, and Foreign Language faculty and students are the hosts. 

A celebration of an academic and professional partnership between Forest Park and the St. Louis Language Immersion School will feature faculty, staff and supporters 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 28.  Both schools are committed to community-focused multicultural education and the immersion of students, faculty and staff within diverse, real-world contexts emphasizing appreciation, understanding and tolerance of global languages and cultures. 

“We hope to develop a substantial, progressive partnership,” said Dan Yezbick of the International Education Committee. 

For more information, contact Yezbick at dyezbick@stlcc.edu.