BECOMING BILINGUAL

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Part II of II– Interview | Part I
A. Becoming Bilingual

1. What was your motive to learn another language?

In early 1970’s in Turkey, learning another language was not a part of the public school system, in particular, in the elementary school and during the first five-year years. However, after elementary school, starting in the middle school, public school system offered one-foreign language option and once-a-week as 40 min. within the following three: English, French and German

I had chosen English. On the other hand, I realized that once-a-week and total 40 min. based on the memorizing vocabulary and reading The Smith Family story alone was not enough.

Interview conducted by J.U.C. [Read more…]

A BILINGUAL FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT

L.M.: A Bilingual First Generation Immigrant
by J.U.C.

One language is one-person and two languages are two-persons
Introduction
I have interviewed my own mom for this assignment, L.M. She was born and raised in Turkey, and as an adult became the first of her family to have legal residency in the United States.  She learned English by teaching herself before she came to the United States, where once she arrived,  the English language then became used in her daily vocabulary. [Read more…]

LMTV: OPEN CALL for On–Camera Poetry Reading on GANDHI’s Birthday

THE WAYS OF THE LIGHT* | IŞIK YOLLARINDA
Immediate Release |  Date: September 13, 2018
The Light Millennium Television | LMTV

OPEN CALL for On–Camera Poetry Reading on GANDHI’s BIRTHDAY

Scheduled for: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
On the Occasion of the United Nation’s World Non-Violence Day (Oct. 2)
&
Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birthday  
(English version will be dedicated to Gandhi)
You are cordially INVITED to take a  part in the aforementioned two-half hour projects as both in English and Turkish on-camera at QPTV Studio A in Flushing, New York on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. 

MEDIA RELEASE (on the Lightmillennium.Org – pdf) FLYER as pdf  jpg

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“EDUCATING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INTERCULTURAL LITERACY”

UNAOC & Mission of Kazakhstan Join Event:
“Educating younger generations to global citizenship through intercultural literacy”, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Date: 2 May 2018
Time:  3.00 PM -5.30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters
Participation: All are invited with a valid UN pass

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BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ

#ispescongress2018
SPORDA KÜRESEL HEDEFLER |
GLOBAL GOALS IN SPORT
SUNUM >
VIDEO >

Bir STK/NGO Perspektifinden… | Sivil Toplum Kuruluşu

BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ
Derleyen ve Sunan:  Bircan Ünver, M.A.
THE LIGHT MILLENNIUM, FOUNDER–PRESIDENT & HEAD
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
(New York)
TARIH: 26 Nisan 2014  | SAAT: 11:00
YER: Nişantaşı Üniversitesi Maslak 1453, NeoTech Kampüs,
Doç. Dr. Cevdet Uysal Salonu, Istanbul [Read more…]

I’VE HELD ON TIGHT TO THE WINGS OF THE COSMOS…

 Autobiographic Poetic Diary

Dedicated to my dear sister Olcay Ünver and my immediate Family in Istanbul…

One half of me is from Turkey
The other half America
My country of birth – my roots and the first half of my life rests in Turkey
The second half of my life – almost thirty-years-long following it rests in America


Bircan ÜNVER

For the original format of this, please click on here>

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TO MANY MORE MILLENNIA DEAR SIR ARTHUR… December 16

Poetic Diary | by Bircan ÜNVER  (for the original format, click here for the pdf file).

Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s Birthday…

December 16, 1917 – December 16, 2017 

I.
Many people used to mention the impossibility of interviewing you…
Once I was influenced by your vision, I wanted to interview you…
At that time, I had read in the newspapers that you were in New York…
I had immediately found out where you were staying and called
This hotel happened to be the one where you had written the book “2001: Space Odyssey”
Much later, I also found out that in front of the hotel wall,
there is a placket in your name that refers you’ve written the “2001: Space Odyssey” there…

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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.