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OHIO UNIVERSITY- DEPT OF MODERN LANG.
Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández, an Spanish MA student and a member of the Institute for the Empirical Study of Language, gave a poster presentation entitled “Transferability of Second Languages into Spanish as a Third Language.” The venue was the International Student Union (ISU) Research Symposium. The symposium took place on Friday, February 21, 2014m, 12-4 pm, at Walter Rotunda, Ohio University, Athens campus. Her presentation was a success! Congratulations, Ari!
Please join me in congratulating all of our faculty associated with our undergraduate program in Modern Languages (French, Spanish, and German)! These programs just received national recognition (With Conditions) by the America Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). We are delighted to receive this recognition of the growing strength of our academic programs. (R. Middleton, College of Education)
And a special thank you to Barb Reichenbach who submitted all the reports!
Local French classes enjoy French Immersion day at Ohio University!
On November 25th, 120 high school students and teachers from Athens, Alexander, and Vinton County High Schools shuffled into Baker Center for the Immersion Day event hosted by Ohio University’s French Club. French Club prepared all semester for their arrival, planning activities and sorting out all the details. As everyone arrived, volunteers mingled with high school students, helping them complete an activity about where French is spoken around the world. The day’s events consisted of a few words of welcome, 5 different stations centered on the theme “La Francophonie,” an hour lunch filled with conversation in French, and a quick wrap-up and goodbye before the high school students and teachers piled back on the buses. The students were divided into 5 groups according to their French level, so they had the opportunity to meet other high school students studying French as well as interact with the university student volunteers. Each group went around to a station about la musique, la nourriture, le verlan, la culture, and French at OU. Students and volunteers alike greatly enjoyed the opportunity to practice French outside of class and to meet other people interested in French!
Volunteer Opportunity in Granada
Live in beautiful colonial Granada, Nicaragua, and volunteer in microfinancing. No experience necessary, you will be trained. You will be involved in making small zero-interest loans to people who make less than $2 a day so they may start a small business. They are looking for someone who can commit to this position for at least six months, but preference will be given to those who commit for nine months, a year, or longer. You should know some Spanish, but you do not have to be fluent. You should be comfortable with a computer and the internet. Most importantly, you must want to engage in anti-poverty work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. If this is you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Summer Session 2014 – French Translation (FR5810, 5820). For graduate programs that require a reading knowledge of French, this is the course for you! Please let us know if you plan to take the course this summer. (email@example.com)
The International Studies and African and Diaspora Studies Programs, and the Department of Foreign Languages at Wittenberg University are pleased to host the 13th Ohio Latin Americanist Conference for the year 2014. We invite all Latin Americanist and Latina/o Studies scholars, educators, and students from institutions of higher education in Ohio and surrounding areas to participate in this annual meeting on the status of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. The theme of the 2013 Conference is: The Importance of Local Knowledge: Cultural Boundaries, Displacement, and Identity.
To be considered for a paper talk or a panel, please send a 300 word abstract for individual papers or panels (with all participants’ names) to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2014.
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Two German majors receive teaching Fulbright for 2013-14
The Department of Modern Languages is happy to recognize Ashley Enyeart and Chelsea Patton, German majors, who have received Teaching Fulbrights for 2013-14 in Germany.
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Attention Business or Economic majors! If you plan to study a foreign language through an Ohio University Study Abroad Program there is a new scholarship that you can apply for! See the Department of Modern Languages in Gordy 283 or send us an email at email@example.com for more information.