BY GONCA ARAZ (MAN/III)
On December 11, international and exchange students who are taking Turkish 111 and 112 performed short plays in Turkish as their end-of-semester presentations. The students impressed the audience with their creative, entertaining scenarios. The event, which also included a talent show and some short films, took place in C-Block Auditorium.
The skits depicted amusing incidents experienced by international students in Turkey due to linguistic misunderstandings or unfamiliar Turkish customs. One sketch featured a “Romeo and Juliet” scenario, with Romeo as an American exchange student and a Turkish Juliet. Other plays depicted students ordering food in a local restaurant, applying for a residence permit, getting used to life at Bilkent and watching Turkish television.
In addition to the skits, the students put on a talent show, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate a variety of skills, and screened short films they had made.