Withing the framework of the course entitled “Teaching English to Young Learners” (ELTE 301), Eastern Mediterranean University, Education Faculty, English Language Teaching Department, hosted a presentation on “Thanksgiving Day”. Delivered by Ingrid D. Larson, Director of the Public Relations Department of the Embassy of the United States of America, the presentation took place at EMU Central Lecture Halls at 10:30 a.m. on 17 November 2015.
In line with the content “Culture in Language Education” of the said course delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naciye Kunt, Larson was invited to deliver a speech on “Thanksgiving Day and Its History”.
Larson stated that Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of November every year by Americans through feasts prepared and eaten with family members. Larson added that the day after Thanksgiving Day is known as the famous shopping day called “Black Friday”.
At the end of the presentation, English Language Teaching Department Acting Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Javanshir Shibliyev presented Larson a plaque of appreciation.