Release Date: Feb. 8, 2010
Angelo State ELLI Students Hosting Korean Festival
A group of 40 Korean students attending Angelo State University’s English Language Learners’ Institute (ELLI) will host a Korean Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the ASU Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
The festival will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. The students from the University of Ulsan in South Korea will share their culture with attendees and talk about their experiences in West Texas. A variety of teas from their homeland will also be served.
The students arrived at ASU on Jan. 16 for English language training at the ELLI, with about half staying in ASU residence halls and half with host families. They will return home on Feb. 12. In addition to attending classes, the group has participated in various other cultural activities, including tours of the San Angelo Visitor’s Center and Historic Fort Concho. They have also taken trips to visit the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Alamo and the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium.
The ELLI is a non-credit program set up to help non-native English speakers develop English language competence, and is a component of ASU’s Center for International Studies. The institute delivers high-quality English language programs to international students, including those living in the San Angelo area. A priority is to prepare students for future study at Angelo State and other U.S. universities.
For more information on the Korean Festival and/or the ELLI, call the Center for International Studies at 942-2083.