Multi-lingual Santa Claus – Thursday 11/20/2014

Attention multilingual families of Pittsburgh! Like any professional working in international affairs, Santa Claus has mastered several different languages over the years in order to communicate better with children all over the world. In addition to English, he speaks American Sign, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Swahili, and some Ukrainian. This Thursday morning at 10 a.m., Santa will be … Read More

The first steps in teaching English abroad

Here at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, we frequently receive inquiries about the different opportunities that exist to teach English as a second language (ESL) abroad. Teaching ESL to students around the world is a rewarding experience that exposes one to a new culture while also gaining quality skills needed to succeed in a … Read More

Internship Opportunities and Global Learning for the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

Promoting International Education across the Country

Today marks the final day of the 14th annual International Education Week (IEW), an initiative that is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. Supported by both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is designed to celebrate and advance global educational exchange opportunities. To encourage participation, the … Read More

>Language Lessons: Italian

>Hello.  Buon giorno/Ciao.  (bohn JYOHR-noh)/(chow) Goodbye. (informal) Arrivederci/Ciao. (ah-ree-vay-DAYR-chee)/(chow) Please.  Per favore.  (PAYR fah-VOH-ray) Thank you. Grazie. (GRAHT-see-yeh) You’re welcome.  Prego. (PRAY-goh) Excuse me?  Scusi. (SKOO-zee) Yes.  Si.  (SEE) No.  No.  (NOH) Where is….?  Dov’è?  (Doh-vay?) Do you speak English?  Parla inglese?  (PAHR-lah een-GLAY-zay?)

>Language Lessons: Japanese

>Hello. こんにちは。 Konnichiwa. (kon-nee-chee-WAH) Goodbye. (informal) それでは。 Sore dewa. (SOH-reh deh-wah) Please. (request) お願いします。 Onegai shimasu. (oh-neh-gigh shee-moss) Thank you. どうもありがとう。 Dōmo arigatō. (doh-moh ah-ree-GAH-toh) You’re welcome. どういたしまして。 Dō itashi mashite. (doh EE-tah-shee mosh-teh) Excuse me. すみません。 Sumimasen. (soo-mee-mah-sen) Yes. はい。 Hai. (HIGH) No. いいえ。 Iie. (EE-eh) Where is….? どこですか?Doko desu ka? (Doh-koh dEHss kah?) Do you speak … Read More

>Language Lessons: German

> In this new series, we at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh want to introduce our readers to essential foreign language phrases.  While the world is becoming effectively smaller, and in large cities, you will always find someone who speaks English, making an effort to speak someone else’s language is always appreciated (we know … Read More