Chinese, Russian language students win multilingual video contest
Videos demonstrate students' growth in first year of language study
Students from the Chinese and Russian language programs won the first Multilingual Student Video Festival competition.
“Dream Girl,” by Aya Abdelaziz and Ben Lovenheim of the Chinese Language Program won first place.
The second-place video, by Russian Language Program students Ellyn Sherman, Tiffany Johnson and Suzanne Rothman, was “Secret Love.”
The Foreign Language Oversight Committee, a group consisting of representatives from each Brandeis foreign language program, hosted the festival for the first time April 25.
Students from each language program at Brandeis (Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian) presented videos demonstrating their growth in their first year of language study at Brandeis. In each participating language, all of the level-20 courses selected one video to represent their language group at the festival.
A jury panel consisting of faculty members, Senior Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences Elaine Wong and the French and Spanish undergraduate departmental representatives selected the winners.