5th Annual Turkish Language Olympiad South west America Finals
February 19, 2011
Hobby Center (Sarofim Hall)
900 Bagby Street Houston, TX 77002
12:00 pm –2:00 pm.: Stands are open to visit
2:00 pm.-5:00 pm.: Competition and Award Ceremonies
Turkish language is spoken by over 250 million people in the world. Today Turkish is taught in 115 countries as a second language in many leading high schools and colleges as well as in United States. Moreover, Turkish is one of the critical-need languages under the National Security Language Initiative that highlights Turkish Language as “actively sought by universities, government agencies and the business sector for their skills, experience, and knowledge!” (www.nsliforyouth.org)
Raindrop Turkish House is teaching Turkish classes in 16 cities in Texas and neighboring states including Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. In order to promote Turkish language learning and cultural diversity, Raindrop has been organizing Turkish Language Olympiads since 2007. It is the fifth year of the Turkish Language Olympiad. Houston will host students from these seven states who will compete in 8 categories including singing, poetry, talent, art, folklore, Turkish Cuisine and state exhibition contests.
Last year, Raindrop Turkish House hosted around 3000 people in Hobby Center. The winners represented Texas during Turkish Olympiad in Turkey.
Hobby Center Sarofim Hall will be home to this increasingly popular event.
This family-friendly event is open to the public from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The Turkish Language Olympiad 2011 will be broadcast on a number of US and Turkish media channels, introducing Turkish culture and language to more than 10 million American viewers.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this authentic culture and language, so mark your calendars today!
More information is available at www.turkisholympiad.com.