Penn State Berks celebrates Foreign Language Week with cuisine, March 13-17

Global Studies program
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WYOMISSING, Pa. — In honor of National Foreign Language Week, Tully’s Dining Center at Penn State Berks will feature cuisine from different geographic areas from March 13-17. The program is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty, and staff and the local community. Meals are available for purchase a la carte at Tully’s, located in the Perkins Student Center.  

In addition, on Thursday, March 16, the day devoted to Spanish cuisine, there will be a flamenco program from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 117 of the Perkins Student Center. Rosario Torres, associate professor of Spanish, will highlight the various styles of Spanish music with a concentration on flamenco and sevillana. Additionally, she will perform a flamenco dance with a traditional dress, fan and castanets.  

Donna Chambers, associate teaching professor in Spanish and co-coordinator of the week’s events, stated, “Celebrating Foreign Language Week is a wonderful way to open one's mind to the riches that learning a foreign language provides. Not only does speaking a foreign language increase your vocabulary and grammar skills, but it also helps you understand the traditions, music, literature, and cuisine of the culture you are learning. In the spirit of representing many of the languages spoken on our campus, the Penn State Berks language programs are partnering with Tully's to offer a sampling of some of the foods of the world.” 

Tully’s Dining Center will feature the following international menus and decorations throughout the week: 

  • Monday, March 13 – Middle Eastern  

  • Tuesday, March 14 – Asian  

  • Wednesday, March 15 – French  

  • Thursday, March 16 – Spanish 

  • Friday, March 17 – Irish 

For more information on National Foreign Language Week or the Spanish program, contact Chambers at [email protected]


Donna Chambers

Lecturer in Spanish at Penn State Berks

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