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Exploring Hebrew

October - The Hebrew program hosted a workshop that focused on the Relationship between Islamic and Jewish Music through History. Students from various language programs attended this event. The presenter, an Israeli musician Tamr Machnai used a well prepared power point with authentic resources and also performed to demonstrate her points.    November - 40 Hebrew students... More

Wiebke Denecke Promoted to Professor

Congratulations to WLL's Wiebke Denecke, who has been promoted to Professor! Professor Stan Sclaroff, Interim Dean of CAS, writes, "This is a well-deserved promotion, indeed. Your colleagues have said that you are an outstanding scholar, leader, and teacher, and your dean, provost, and president have concurred in this judgment." We are... More

Student Spotlight: Ziling Cheng Writing Thesis Focused on Asian Studies

Ziling Cheng (CAS '19) is writing a thesis in Asian Studies titled “Japan and China’s Cultural Branding: The Symbiotic Relationship between Heritage, Politics, and Economy” with mentor-ship from Professor Sarah Frederick. She has just received the William R. Keylor Undergraduate Travel Fund to travel in Japan an research cultural heritage... More

Exploring German

This semester, the German program held their monthly Kaffeestunde again. Students come together to enjoy coffee/tea, delicious cookies, and board games, and practice their German skills with one another. In addition, we also invited guests to our meetings in October and November. In October, we invited Study Abroad, as well... More

WLL Senior Seminar Final Presentations

Twelve students enrolled in CAS XL 479, WLL's senior seminar presented their final works on December 10th, 2018. The students worked in teams to present panels focused on topics discussed during class time. Each student enrolled in XL 479 has a major in World Languages & Literatures and holds a... More

Exploring Japanese

Every Friday Sept. 14-Dec. 14th - The Japanese Language Program hosted a Japanese-English lunch exchange with CELOP students every week in the GSU. This lunch hour was open to all students and offered students of both native languages the opportunity to practice their language skills with other students by conversing... More

Faculty Spotlight – Luluah Mustafa

As the fall semester comes to a close, it is with great excitement to announce our very own Lulu Mustafa, Lecturer and Head of the Arabic Language Program, has been chosen to serve as the Organizational Coordinator for the New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology (NERALLT). This exciting... More

Exploring Russian

The Russian language club met every Wednesday throughout the fall semester to discuss a variety of topics. Headed by the Russian FLTA, Sasha, students explored subjects such as traditional Russian holidays, folktales, cuisine, and music. Students were also given the opportunity to have detailed conversations with students studying at Moscow... More

Exploring Arabic

October 11 - Students enrolled in Arabic classes joined the FLTA, Mervat, for a presentation on traditional Arabic weddings. They learned about customs for both the bride and grooms before, during, and after various ceremonies. While enjoying some baklava, students watched a power point and series of videos teaching them... More

Exploring Korean

September 25 - The South Korean best-selling writer, Kyung-Sook Shin, read from her newly translated novel, The Court Dancer (Pegasus, 2018) on Tuesday. Also author of the international best-sell Please Look After Mom ( Vintage Contemporaries, 2012) she sat down the students and hosted a Q& A with them to discuss... More