Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Intercultural Friends


A site for International Students and Scholars: University of Penn and Drexel: Philadelphia
IMPROVE IN: AMERICAN SOCIAL SKILLS, IDIOMS, GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN CULTURE 


ENGLISH CHATS and BIBLE DISCUSSIONS 
and LOTS OF FUN STUFF 
   View our Conversation Groups and Events Calendar
A list of events is also listed here:

Sat. 3/19; 5:00-7:00pm – Ice Skating at Penn’s Ice Skating Rink of 1923; Skating is 5:00-6:00 pm;  Optional -We will go to a local inexpensive restaurant for dinner afterward. COST:  $5.00 for skating and $3 to rent skates ($1 discount with Penn card)
·         WHERE: meet at Penn’s Ice Skating Rink of 1923 ; located at 3130 Walnut St.
·         CONTACT: sarahivcf@verizon.net    215-300-2164  RSVP if you want to join us
Sat. 3/26; 10:00 am -12:00 noon; Decorate Easter Eggs
·         WHAT:  Be creative and join in American & European tradition of decorating hard-boiled eggs for Easter - eggs & coloring supplies are provided.  Optional: see 30 min. video about the death & resurrection of Jesus (after decorating eggs at noon) 
·         WHERE:  3722 Baring St. (Sarah’s house – 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St.)
·         Contact:  Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164 RSVP if you intend to come
Sun. 3/27; 4:30- 8:30 pm Easter egg hunt, Easter lamb dinner, sing traditional Easter songs (come for any or all of the following)
·         4:30 pm; Traditional hunting decorated Easter eggs in outside yard (for adults & children)
·         6:00 pm; Easter dinner – lamb and some other traditional Easter foods must RSVP if you want to come for dinner  Contact:  Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net 
·         7:30-8:30 pm; Singing traditional Easter songs

·         WHERE: 215-300-2164  sarahivcf@verizon.net



Intercultural Friends** offers free classes & discussions which will begin Friday January 15 but will have NO CLASS on Monday January 18.. The last class will be on April 29.  The following Free English classes are for any International student, researcher, or his/her family member.  Bible Discussions are for Internationals from any faith or cultural background and are usually multi-national.  English Bibles or texts are provided for all participants.  Although participants can benefit most from attending all classes throughout the semester, new students are welcome to join at any time during the semester.

***  “Intercultural Friends is sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and partners with GLOBALCONNECTUCITY.  We bring together students, researchers, and their families from any country, culture, or religion for the purpose of friendship, learning, and spiritual support.  Discussions are sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF).  For other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com   or our calendar http://goo.gl/eAYzNJ

 Mondays – beginning 1/25/16
4:00-5:00 PM; English Class;  rogerw33@verizon.net ; Idioms in Current News Stories; Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk room 302 ; Call: Roger 215.964.3563 on Feb. 1 and March 21 meet in room 305
5:00-6:00 PM; Bible Discussion;  sarahivcf@verizon.net : Art and the Bible: Compare Famous Paintings and the Biblical stories that inspired them;  Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room; Call; Sarah 215-300-2164
6:00-7:00 PM; English Class;  sarahivcf@verizon.net  ; Individualized Pronunciation tutoring through reading “This Date in History”; Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room

Tuesdays beginning 1/19/16 
5:30-6:30PM; English chats rogerw33@verizon.net ; Chats & light dinner with Americans: Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 314 except 1/26 & 3/8 in room 313; 4/26 in room 230  Call ; Roger 215-964-3563
7:30-8:45pm; Bible Discussions with creative illustrations:  rogerw33@verizon.net  Parables Illustrated – Inspirational Stories that Jesus Told; Discussion & your insights encouraged;  Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 314 except 1/26 & 3/8 in room 313; 4/26 in room 230  Call ; Roger 215-964-3563

Fridays beginning 1/15/16
12:00-1:15 PM; English Class: sarahivcf@verizon.net ; American Culture & Vocabulary; Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 301; Call Sarah:  215.300.2164
1:30 PM-2:30 PM; Bible Discussion;  sarahivcf@verizon.net ; Compare Bible stories to Everyday life; Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 301; Call Sarah 215.300.2164

7:30-9 PM; Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF)  pgcflead@yahoogroups.com (variety of formats); Houston Hall room 314 http://dolphin.upenn.edu/pgcf/  
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Other English classes and Bible Discussions sponsored by friends of “Intercultural Friends”
Tuesdays.
2:30-5:00 P.M. Slanguage - American slang Contact: Bill Kelly   WJKAJWK@cs.comat the “Christian Association”, 118 S. 37th St.
7:00-8:30 PM; English Class  liangtz@gmail.com ; 4501 Walnut St..  Call Helen: 215.779.8396
Fridays  
7:00 - 8:00 P.M; English Classes; 8:00-9:00 P.M. Bible Discussion Tif@tenth.org ; Tenth Presbyterian Church  17th St. & Spruce St.
      Or     
6:30-9:00 P.M.  Dinner, Bible discussion & singing in Chinese or English For locations Call:  Helen Liang 215.779.8396
Sundays
9:30-10:45 AM English Class: 11:00 AM International Worship Tif@tenth.org ; Tenth Presbyterian Church 17th St. & Spruce St.
      Or       

10:00 AM Christian Worship Service in Mandarin: Helen Liang 215.779.8396 www.ccccuc.org ; 4501 Walnut St.

***  “Intercultural Friends” is sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).  We bring together students, researchers, and their families from any country, culture, or religion for the purpose of friendship, learning, and spiritual support.  Discussions are sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF).  For other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com