Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Beyond the Weirdness of Time Zones and Snow in April

Written by Lucía Guerrero, Spanish FLTA (2020-2021) This week during one of my tertulias, one student Zoomed in from a very sunny field on campus, raving over how great the weather had been. The next day, another student told me that it’d snowed. Sitting just above the equator, my home city of Bogotá doesn’t have…

Unexpected Beautiful Experience

Written by Yassine Ben Abou, Arabic FLTA (2020-2021) The only thing that will never change is how fast time goes by no matter where you are on earth. It has been one year since I found out that I had won a Fulbright FLTA grant and would be spending this year in the U.S teaching…

From Gender Expressions in Language to Netflix, ASL, and Morality: Students and Faculty Shine in the 4th Power of Language Conference

This article was written collectively by faculty and staff from the Power of Language Steering Committee. On Saturday April 10th, Wesleyan hosted its fourth annual The Power of Language (POL) conference. Originally, this conference was spearheaded by Dr. Sole Anatrone (Vassar College), a Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian. The success of the first conference in…

Language Units Strengthen Connections in a Time of Isolation

Written by Camilla Zamboni, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian, and Natalia Román Alicea, Assistant Director, Intercultural and Language Learning In a trying time of social distancing and reduced interaction, language units at Wesleyan are acutely aware of how important it is to preserve connections across languages and cultures. Language learning relies and thrives…

Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Find New Ways to Engage Students under COVID

Written by Natalia Román Alicea, Assistant Director, Intercultural and Language Learning, and Camilla Zamboni, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian As the covid-19 pandemic continues to affect Wesleyan’s study abroad programs and the ability of our students to travel abroad, language faculty, Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs), and the Assistant Director of Intercultural and…

Welcome our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are joining us virtually this semester.   FLTAs are non-degree seeking graduate students who join Wesleyan for one year to enhance our students’ language learning experience. They come to Wes from China, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, India, and Colombia! They are appointed through Wesleyan’s language departments and work under the supervision of the…

Wes and the World Photo Contest 2020

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous year to submit photographs to the annual Wes and the World Photo Contest. We are especially interested in submissions from study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants, but all students in the…

WeScrive: Spring 2020 Issue!

Yet our Editorial Board (Hannah Berman ’21, Cristina LoGiudice ’21, Emily McDougal ’22, and our Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Ludovica Romano) did not despair: WeScrive is back for its fourth consecutive year – our first issue was in spring 2016 – as one of the very few Wesleyan publications not in English. The pandemic has…

VOTE For Your Favorite Photos!

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes and the World Photo Contest. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants. The purpose…

CALLING FOR PHOTOS: 4th Annual Wes And The World Photo Contest

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies hosts the Wes And The World Photo Contest. We ask Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants. The purpose of…