On April 23 the Institute of Germanic-Romance Languages and Cultures of Tallinn University celebrated the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare with a talk “Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Their Reception in Estonia“, which some of the ESU Estonia members attended and enjoyed. It was very interesting to hear and compare two different versions of translation of the sonnets into Estonian. We would like to thank Professor Suliko Liiv, Director of the Institute and ESU Estonia member for the invitation.
On April 23 finalists of the 2014 National Public Speaking Competition were invited to a luncheon at the residence of US Ambassador Jeffrey Levine. Here is what Gertrud Metsa from Tartu Hugo Treffner Gymnasium had to say about the event.
Since I can’t remember my own birth, yesterday had been one of the most prominent days of my life. I will probably never forget that I had the privilege to not only meet but to have lunch with Jeffrey D. Levine. The ambassador was a humble and lively man with unquenchable curiosity and a very good taste in watches. Topics at the lunch table ranged from videogames, language skills to college choices. I hope the tradition to have lunch with the six finalists from the National Public Speaking Competition continues, as it will give the competitors something else, except winning, to look forward to.
On April 15 the ESU of Estonia will hold its Annual General Meeting, which is to take place at 6 PM at Tallinn University. The registration deadline for the meeting is April 7. Only members who have paid their membership fee for the ongoing year have the right to vote, so we urge everyone to make sure their membership has been renewed.
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