URACCAN Bilwi venue held fourth festival of linguistic talents
Through the cultural expressions of its students, URACCAN strengthens the identity of peoples.
Neylin Calderon

Participations of teachers and student community

With songs in English, Spanish, miskitus or Mayangnas, dramatizations, dances and storytelling of indigenous peoples, the fourth Festival of Linguistic Talents was held in URACCAN Bilwi venue, in the framework of the celebration of the XXVI anniversary of the Intercultural Community University and the 33 years of Regional Autonomy.

This valuable intercultural exchange activity is organized by the area of Education and Language Sciences, Student Welfare and the Institute of Linguistic Promotion and Research and Cultural Revitalization (IPILC).

Dr. Enrique Cordón, vice-chancellor of the venue, was in charge of giving the words of welcome to the harmonious event, who highlighted the year-over-year participation of both teachers and the student community, who "share their cultures, share their knowledge, share what they have learned in the linguistic topic," the professor said.

Cordón also recalled that previously from the venue there were purely linguistic events, but that, over the years, artistic activities such as poetry are implemented, among others, "we must remember that we are an Intercultural Community University, and in that sense, cultural practice is very important that we share it," the vice-chancellor said.

For her part, Teacher Elizabeth Solomon, coordinator of the (IPILC), said that the university promotes the traditional practices of the communities of the Caribbean Coast, "for all of us to know the stories that exist".

While the English teacher, Licdo. Nilson Dumas shared with the university community about the advances and challenges made in teaching English courses from university. Dumas said that there are currently many teachers who teach English in secondary education and who have been students of URACCAN, this has been a breakthrough for the development with identity of indigenous, Afro-descendant and mixed-race peoples of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast.