Language of the Month

Looking to enrich your global perspective?

Language of the Month celebrates a wide range of languages and cultural heritages while igniting an interest in diverse experiences and ideas. Each month, our newsletter and film series highlight one of the languages offered via our Language Link program.

 

Whether you are completing your language requirement, exploring your heritage, or preparing to study abroad, Language of the Month will introduce you to authentic recipes, holiday traditions, award-winning films and literature, musical artists, and more! You’ll also pick up language learning tips and learn about helpful apps. Join us by signing up to receive our newsletter!

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Monthly Newsletter

Explore wherever you are!

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The Language of the Month Newsletter is your guide to new languages and cultures. Each edition features helpful tips for language learning, movies and music to add to your playlist, cultural attractions around Boston, and more!

You’ll also learn beloved holiday traditions and popular recipes from countries where the target language is spoken.

Upcoming Newsletters

    • English- December 2021
    • French- January 2021
    • Italian- February 2021
    • Portuguese- March 2021
    • Mandarin Chinese- April 2021
    • Russian- May 2021
    • English- June 2021

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Film Series

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Listen. Watch. Learn.

The Language of the Month Film Series offers an interactive, deeper dive into language and culture. Each month, the Language of the Month Newsletter highlights an acclaimed film in the target language with a link to access the film for free via BU Libraries! At the end of the month, students, faculty, and staff who have viewed the film come together for an informal discussion about the movie, hosted by the Educational Resource Center and BU Libraries.

 

Upcoming Film Discussions

    • Japanese- November 2021 Kikujiro Tuesday, November 30 5-6 PM ET. Watch the film on your own, then join the ERC and BU libraries to discuss your impressions. Register via Zoom.
    • English- December 2021
    • French- January 2021
    • Italian- February 2021
    • Portuguese- March 2021
    • Mandarin Chinese- April 2021
    • Russian- May 2021
    • English- June 2021

Newsletter & Film Archive

Other Resources Across Campus

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