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AUK Celebrates Language Arts Festival

29th Jan 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

AUK hosted the Real English Arts for Language and Life (REALL) Language Arts Festival—a festival that showcases English skills while celebrating student talent in the performing and visual arts. The festival featured original plays, poetry, storytelling, and artwork, which were performed by AUK students as well as students from various local schools across two separate days at the university’s auditorium. 

AUK’s Intensive English Program students opened the event with a performance to the AUK community audience. The second performance was a collaboration between AUK’s Admissions Department, Intensive English Program, and Graphic Design Department who assisted with the IEP art gallery. It featured performances and audiences from the following government and private schools: American United School, Canadian Bilingual School, Danah Universal School of Kuwait, and the US State Department’s Access Jahra.

The organizer of the event, Ms. Alison Larkin Koushki, IEP Senior Instructor commented, “We recognize the important opportunity this festival provides its participants as English teaching experts advise us to involve students in projects in which they experience the language. Learning through drama and the arts projects does just that.”  

One of the student performers, Zaina Alaa from the Canadian Bilingual School, enjoyed participating, saying, “While we were performing, we were learning many things such as how to act and how to pronounce words, but at the same time we had a great time rehearsing and performing. Learning can be done in a fun way.”

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