On Tuesday 25th September 2018, Dr Aileen Pearson-Evans received the European Language Label Award 2018 from the Minister of Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton at a ceremony hosted by Léargas in Croke Park, for the DCU LanguaCulture Space project.
The DCU LanguaCulture Space is an international hub on the DCU Glasnevin Campus, which was established in SALIS to provide an informal, relaxed, inclusive environment for International and Domestic students to meet and share each other’s languages and cultures.
A unique space on campus, it promotes multilingualism and multiculturalism, encourages face-to-face communication in languages other than English, supports students to move outside the comfort zone of their native languages to get to know fellow students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Its overarching aim is to increase students’ engagement with linguistic and cultural diversity within the university and society in general, and facilitate positive interaction between different linguistic and cultural groups represented in the student body.
To that end, students, supported by SALIS staff, organise cultural events and language classes, multilingual speed-chatting, and multicultural comparative events for other students. All events are free of charge and open to the whole DCU student community.
Learn more about the Languaculture Space on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SALISLanguacultureSpace/