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LCAES VTOS Celebrate Limerick Language Alive Week
08/11/2011 00:00:00

On Wednesday, October 19th, as part of Limerick Language Alive Week funded by Limerick City Council, the Limerick City Adult Education Service VTOS College celebrated Language Alive Day with a festival of events held at Perys Hotel Limerick. It was a great day and wonderful to see students and staff working together to make this a unique and truly enjoyable occasion.

A number of different events took place, commencing with the official opening welcome given in over ten different languages by VTOS Co-ordinator Patricia Kennedy. Indeed, the special culinary talents of a number of VTOS students from over twenty countries were employed throughout the day including an assortment of culinary delights from Europe, Africa and Asia.

There were plenty of other events to catch people’s interest: language and culture multimedia slide shows, displays from over thirty countries, an Irish Céilí, Tribal Spirit drumming circle, Zumba dancing, a wonderful live music session showcasing the musical talents of the VTOS students and a recital on the Turkish tambur. There was a special surprise performance by African dancers which went down a treat.

It was an occasion of great pride as VTOS students showcased their languages and culture to the entire college. Displays were laid out with examples of local food, national costumes, national produce, history, images and magazines. The whole college got the opportunity to have a look at the fantastic displays and learn some key phrases in different languages.

The LCAES Limerick VTOS Language Alive Day passed off really smoothly thanks to the efficient teamwork of the VTOS staff and students who were involved with the organisation of the displays, taking photographs, creating multimedia, providing entertainment as well as preparing and serving the food and refreshments. As well as guests from across  LCAES, the event was attended by representatives from organisations across Limerick city including Aoibhe Reidy, Community and Enterprise Department Limerick City Council, Jerry Cronin, Co-operative Education Manager University of Limerick and Leonie Kerins, Co-ordinator Doras Luimni. When it was all over, ESOL course leader and event organiser Michelle Benson thanked everyone who had helped to make the day such a tremendous success. All agreed that the VTOS Language Alive Day provided an excellent platform for integration and we are all looking forward to an even bigger event next year.

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