Join us at G-Fest 2013, our signature event! G-Fest promotes diversity and educates participants about world languages and cultures. Meet embassies, cultural organizations, performance groups and GLNers as they represent their countries’ cultures and traditions through booths, performances, food samples and games.
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L St. NW, Washington D.C. 20005 (close to McPherson Square Metro Station)
G-Fest will be a ton of fun. Here's what we have in the works for you:
Country Cultural Booths: 17 embassies (Bangladesh, Brazil, Haiti, Kenya, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Uzbekistan and many more!) and various cultural organizations (including Russkiy Mir, Polish Library and others) will showcase their cultures at our Cultural Booths.
Cultural Performances: Traditional song and dance, including Estonian folk dancing, Georgian and Balkan songs, latin-infused belly dancing performance and more!
Ethnic Food: Yum. Need we say more?
Language Tables: Want to window shop for a new language? Swing by our Language Tables for a taste of GLN learning and practice with your friends!
G-Fest 2013 is open to the public and free of charge for visitors and participating organizations.
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The Global Language Network
The Global Language Network (GLN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to learn any language at a minimal cost.
We recruit and train native speakers who volunteer their time to teach their language and share their culture with the DC community. Thus, we offer affordable language classes in more than 60 languages to the community.
We create a comfortable environment where teachers and learners are both eager to connect, share, grow. We use a communicative approach which means our focus is on building learners' communicative competence or the ability to communicate effectively and in culturally appropriate ways. We work with a variety of partner organizations who host our classes. This model, together with our volunteer teachers, makes it possible to offer our services at an affordable cost for everyone and to promote languages not otherwise offered.