What's new in World Languages?
Study abroad: Oaxaca 2015. Click on the picture for more information.
It is official! The department changed its name to "Department of World Languages and Cultures".
We are really excited about the change, which we believe reflects more accurately
the content of our programs. "World Languages" is more inclusive and it is a assertion
of how we want Fredonia students to be a part of a bigger picture. "Cultures" expresses
a more open approach to the cultural manifestations we cover and it shows we do not
limit ourselves to "official" culture but also to everyday practices and customs.
After more than seven years being the Chair of the Department, Dr. Carmen Rivera has left that responsibility and she will just focus in her teaching. Thank you very much to Dr. Rivera for so many years of excellent service to the department. Dr. Juan De Urda is the new chair of the department.
A group of students from Dr. Carmen Rivera's course on Latina Literature and Cultural Studies attended on April 3rd the talk by acclaimed Dominican author Julia Alvarez. Mrs. Alvarez talked about the inspiration for some of her works and answered questions by the audience.
French Club Speaker, Susanna Zaraysky, to present on April 10th!
The French Club (L'Alliance Des Amis Français), along with many other groups/departments, will be welcoming speaker and polyglot Susanna Zaraysky to campus on Wednesday, April 10th. Susanna has studied ten (10) languages and of those, she speaks seven (7) fluently. Those are Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, and Serbo-Croatian.
The first is Saved by Language that is being co-sponsored with Hillel (Jewish Student Union). Saved by Language is a documentary that Susanna co-produced about a Jewish boy who saved his own life during the Holocaust by having the ability to speak Ladino (Judeo-Spanish). This presentation will be at 3:00pm.
Her second presentation will be on "The Importance of Being Multilingual in the Job Market." This will occur at 4:00pm.
Poster by Fran Arrieta, winner of the contest for Language Week.
Ollin Tlahtoalli: Centro de Lenguas y Cultura Mexicana A. C. Something to look forward in Oaxaca! Do you want to know the story behind that mural in Oaxaca, Mexico? And its connections to Fredonia students? Click here.
This summer, study abroad in Oaxaca (Mexico). From May 27 to June 30. Deadline for applications: February 15th 2012. Contact Dr. Carmen.Rivera@fredonia.edu
Event coming on 2/18/2013: Going International. Experience Abroad as Life Change.
The department of World Languages and Cultures is the proud recipient of an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant. It will fund a symposium entitled Dreaming in Languages: Politics, Pedagogy and Technology for Language Instruction.
LANG 400 / WOST 377:
Monsters, Female and Otherness in French Literature
Inés Llorens, former Local High School Graduate, now Director of School in Argentina, visits Fredonia.
Orientation for study abroad in Spanish to be held on November 10th.
Fredonia alumnus, Professor Fernando Rubio, came back on September 27 to deliver presentation on Blended Learning.
In previous years:
Convocation Series Presented "Restoring Community History: Puerto Ricans in Central Florida."
Spanish Adolescence Education major Caitlin Zaremski presented at"SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol".