A big THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Talent Show! It was wonderful to see you all perform together in celebration of language learning! Also, thank you to those who provided the food. I know we all enjoyed it and everything was delicious! Lastly, thank you to all those who attended and showed their support!

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Show off your creativity at the
SILP 2012 Farewell
Talent Show!!! 

 Friday, July 27th 1:00pm-3:00pm

At the Holland Center Court Yard

*hors d’oeuvres served!


Contact your Activity Guide if you have questions.


Sign-up to perform here:


BBQ & Potluck – Sunday!

When: Saturday, July 15, 2012 @ 12:00pm
Where: Holland Center Courtyard

What: Join SILP, ESL, and EPGS for a BBQ and potluck! We will provide the necessities for the BBQ (meat, condiments, buns, etc.). If you plan to attend, please BRING an additional item to share. It can be ANYTHING – a side dish, a dessert, a cultural food item, etc. Also, please RSVP so we know how much food to get. We will make sure to provide a variety of options to satisfy all of your dietary needs! 🙂

We want to take this time to celebrate:
a) The end of the first session for SILP students
b) The half-way mark for ESL and EPGS students
c) The diversity of these awesome programs!

Come to eat, have fun, and join in a little language exchange!

*Spouses, partners, families, and friends are also welcome to attend!

Let us know if you have questions! We’ll see you there

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Ping Pong Tournament WINNERS!

Congratulations to our Ping Pong Tournament winners & finalists!!!

1st place: Joey Goodman – Chinese

2nd place: Tina Hu – Russian

3rd place: Yongdae Nam – Russian

4th place: Joshua MacDonald – Spanish

A big THANK YOU and shout out to all of those who participated!
We hope you had just as much fun as we did!

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Ping Pong Tournament

June 25th -June 29th in the Holland Center


Playoffs for Individual Language Programs

Holland Center – 12:00pm-1:00pm
Monday 06/25               French & Russian
Tuesday 06/26               Arabic
Wednesday 06/27        Chinese
Thursday 06/28            Japanese & English
Friday 06/29                  Spanish

*Additional playoff hours will occur after class (2:30 pm-3:30 pm), if needed. 

*Ping pong tables are available in Holland for practice. First come, first serve. Please be respectful of others who may want to practice as well. No more than 30 minutes per game, please. 


Finals  Friday • 6/29, 3pm-6pm

Ping Pong Flyer

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Welcome to SILP 2012!

Hello fellow language enthusiasts,

We are very excited to welcome you to this year’s SILP 2012 family. We hope that SILP will provide you with a plethora of skills and knowledge that will facilitate your personal, academic, and professional development and goals. This blog is intended to act as a forum to communicate between one another, to share exciting resources, to document activities, to discuss tutoring schedules, and to post important news and announcements.

This year, each language program in SILP has its very own blog. Please use the links below to find YOUR language program’s blog. Or, you can click on your language program ABOVE, which will connect you directly to the language specific blog.







We anticipate that this year’s programs will be one of our best – and that is because of YOU! We look forward to all the future experiences and adventures we will embark on together.

Here’s to a great summer! Happy Language Learning!

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