The Festival of Languages and Culture is intended for all lovers of foreign languages, literature and culture.
Two polyglots, and Maša Lancner (iManaLAB) and Mojca Stubelj Ars (MINI POLIGLOTINI), united their knowledge and talents and started to collaborate on early language learning projects. Together they conduct language workshops, summer language camps and different cultural projects.
17.00 Xcenter Opening of festival and exhibition – Silvan Pittoli “In your hands” Guest: Silvan Pittoli Round table “Multilingualism and identity in context of cognitive language and literature sciences” Guests: dr. Ana Toroš, dr. Greta Mazzaggio, Nataša Konc Lorenzutti
18.00 Xcenter “Preservation of small nation’s identity” an example of good practice of Friulian language Guests: William Cisilino, ARLeF manager, Videm/Udine, Fulvio Romanin, GHITI
19.30 Gimnazija Nova Gorica, theatre hall Stand-up comedy sLOLvenski klasiki (SLOLvene classics) “Slovene identity through literature” Guest: Boštjan Gorenc – Pižama
WEDNESDAY, 5th oct. 2022
17.00 Xcenter Activities in fields of heritage or languages by local non-governmental organisations from both sides of border Guests:
Kulturhous Görz, Gorizia
Institute LEpi CAjti, Ajdovščina
Briške žene, Dobrovo
Society SLOGA, Nova Gorica
Within this event workshops for children “Children from Ukraine in borderlessness of conurbation Nova Gorica–Gorizia”
18.00 Xcenter Lecture “Preservation of identity through culture and language” Guest: Jadranka Beti, teacher of Serbian language in Slovenia, Koper
19.00 Xcenter Project “Flavours of interculturality”, a culture-gastronomic tourism, culinary art and trengthening employability and social engagement Guest: Society PiNA
THURSDAY, 6th oct. 2022
17.00 Slovene library D. Feigel Relaxing technique for teenagers and youth – bilingual workshop
18.00 Xcenter Lecture “Comic, building identity of children, teenagers and adults” Guest: Ciril Horjak
19.30 location will be posted shortly Literary-musical evening ”Identity of Spanish language in music and literature” Guests: BA soprano singer Rebeka Pregelj and MA guitar prof. Tilen Lancner
FRIDAY, 7th oct. 2022
17.00 Library Knjižnica Franceta Bevka Workshop for children “Let’s play with languages / Jugamos con idiomas”
18.30 Xcenter Round table Identity of Slovenians in neighbouring and other countries ”Culture in people and language” In cooperation with:
Centre for health enhancement, Health care centre Nova Gorica
17.00 Ekscenter Opening of the festival and presentation “Culture in people and words”
18.00 Ekscenter Round table: Bilingual and multilingual families “Como se dice? How do you say? Come si dice?” Guest: Mariah LK Dolenc, USA / Slovenia; parent in bilingual family
19.00 Ekscenter Lecturean: “Scientific Evidence on the Brain Development of Bilingual Babies and Children” Guest: dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez, Ramirez, University of Washington, USA Discussion and chat
10.00 Association PO-MOČ’s space/room Workshop for children of 5–8 years “Jugamos con idiomas – Let’s play with languages – Igrajmo se z jeziki” Workshop mentors: dr.Mojca Stubelj Ars in Maša Lancner, Slovenia
17.00 France Bevk Library Literature for children and teenagers “Reading is cool!” Guests: Nataša Konc Lorenzutti and Primož Suhodolčan, Slovenia
19.00 Ekscenter Round table: “Polyglots at home and abroad, fun and fast language learning for everyone” Guests: Francesco Cositore, Italy; Isa Kombucha USA / Slovenia; Marjetka Žnidarčič, Slovenia/Spain
20.00 Ekscenter Lecture “Empathy in teaching of writing” Guest: dr. Eric Leake, University of Texas, USA The lecture will be held in English.
10.00 Association PO-MOČ’s space/room Workshop for children of 10–13 years “Jugamos con idiomas – Let’s play with languages – Igrajmo se z jeziki” Workshop mentors: dr. Mojca Stubelj Ars in Maša Lancner, Slovenia
17.00 Ekscenter Interview “Passion per le lingue – come imparare la lingua su YouTube” Guest: Francesco Cositore, Vaporetto Italiano, Italy The lecture will be held in English and Italian languages.
18.00 Ekscenter Lecture and interview “Why is early language learning an investment in your child?” Guest: dr. Mojca Stubelj Ars, MINI POLIGLOTINI
19.00 Ekscenter Evening in Spanish “Hablamos español” Guests: Carlos Pascual and dr. Mojca Medvešek
Jugamos con idiomas / Let´s play with languages In this time, when the world is becoming more connected, the knowledge of languages presents a great asset. English is the first world language, followed by Spanish, which is extremely widespread in Europe and in North and South Americas.
Workshops “Through play to language knowledge” are run by Maša Lancner (univ. dipl. prof. span., univ. dipl. japon.) and Mojca Stubelj Ars (univ. dipl. ekolog), both with many experience in the field of teaching foreign languages and work with children. In their workshops, they teach through game, memorizing new words with associations and activities including yoga and dance elements.
The workshops are intended for children between 5 and 8 years and between 10 and 13 years.