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Sharing Cultures and Languages


 A Committment to Multi-Lingualism

WAOE has a strong committment to multi-lingualism. In that regard members have volunteered to create WAOE sites similar to this that have been translated into a language other than English. Some of these sites are complete duplicates of the pages contained here, but in another language. Other sites provide a summary of services and then link back to this main site.

 

In addition, several members have made their emails available to provide questions and answers in another language to help non-English speaking WAOE members or potential members still gain benefit from the services provided by WAOE. Below is a list of other language sites or resources for non-English speaking viewers.

 

Spanish Japanese Russian French
Turkish German Italian Malay

 

Sharing Cultures

Many members enjoy sharing their cultural heritage with pictures, stories, information about their country. We all benefit when we understand the background and important icons of each other's experience. These pages provide links to these items. If you have items you would like to share, send the links with a brief explanation to the webmaster and they will be included here. If you have visited another country and wish to share what you learned about the country, you may also include that here.

 

The Taj Mahal Virtual Tour (Quick-Time). I've only once been to Agra (Uttar Pradesh) India way back in 80s, and it is always a pleasant experience to be there, sitting on the bank of river Yamuna and watching the White marble of Taj, Eighth wonder of the World! It is a heaven on the earth, but on the other side recently I heard that White marble is losing its whiteness, by the air and environment pollution. About Taj-Mahal, in Urdu, I can say "Taj Mahal Ek Khubsoorat Nagina Hai" (Taj Mahal is a Beautiful Diamond) Thanks and regards.- Arun Tripathi

 

My visit to Sri Lanka in 2002 was a great eye-opener and an opportunity for me to learn about the people, the history and many cultures, and the strong need for online distributed education in Sri Lanka. Their primary need is to increase the ability of poor and rural learners to get an education, as well as for continuing education for doctors, nurses, teachers, and other professionals in rural areas who do not have access to the six major universities. Though I am not from Sri Lanka, I have attempted to capture what I learned in my brief visit in these pages. Three years later, I am still working on completing the site so there are a couple of links that are still under construction. Sadly, with the recent destruction of much of the eastern and southern coasts from the tsunami in 2005, some of the areas in my pictures no longer exist as they were before. If a member is from Sri Lanka and finds errors in my understanding, please let me know so that I may correct it immediately. Cheers. Maggie McVay Lynch







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