Thursday, December 23, 2021

Pittsburgh's soul food (ピッツバーグのソウルフード) and Christmas.

Yasuda Women's University in Hiroshima sends cohorts of its English education students overseas each year for additional language training and cultural exchange, and since 2016 a group of students has come to the University of Pittsburgh's English Language Institute each fall and winter. Quick reports of their experirences and exchanges are blogged on Yasuda's Department of English and English/American Literature page. Entries cover Christmas, conversation partners, and Primanti Brothers ("Pittsburgh's soul food"). Program experiences like this are invaluable in helping students experience English as an actual language with real-life speakers, cultures, and meanings, rather than simply a school subject to be memorized and regurgitated.
Decorating a tree with her host family.