Event Report, Nara Chapter December 2016

December 26, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Nara Chapter

Parisa Mehran
Mehrasa Alizadeh
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Showing a world map and zooming in on the location of Iran, two fascinating presenters, Mehran and Alizadeh guided the Nara JALT audience with their knowledge and witty talk through the whole of Iran - pretty much everything from history, architecture, and food, to culture and language. Sialk Hills, the archeological hills located in Kashan city boasting their magnificence and sings of the oldest settlement; Wind Towers, a natural cooling system exhibiting the compatibility of architectural designs with Iran's hot-dry-and-humid climates; Faravahar, one of the most common symbols of the Zoroastrian religion representing "good thoughts,""good words," and "good deeds"; and the Seven edible 'S' foods of the Persian New Year - these were some of the things Mehran and Alizadeh introduced and explained to the audience. However without doubt, what most attracted to language teachers in the audience was the Persian alphabet. With a right-to-left horizontal writing system, it engaged us in writing our own names in Persian as beginners of the Indo-European language. Two friends of the speakers' also served patient teachers who constantly praised and encouraged us. The following Christmas party in a nearby restaurant warmly wrapped up Nara JALT's year of 2016 and made us look forward to another exciting year for the chapter.

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