Languages  

Students create language learning opportunities in game design classes

Written by Camilla Zamboni, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian In the past two decades, crowdfunding and renewed interest in games (board games, role-playing games, digital games, and instructional games) have created an increased and diverse gaming production, which has become the subject of several studies, articles, and projects related to all areas of…

Practice your language skills with the Language Buddies Program!

Are you worried about maintaining your hard-earned language skills over the summer break? Sign up to be a Language Buddy, an expanding new program housed in the Fries Center for Global Studies that seeks to match or group Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks…

New Language Ambassador Student Employment Opportunity!

The Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to introduce the Wesleyan Language Ambassadors program! Wesleyan Language Ambassadors are a group of multilingual students who are passionate about languages and helping their peers navigate Wesleyan’s open curriculum to reach their language learning goals. Language ambassadors will help promote the study of languages on campus and…

Spring Edition of WeScrive

Written by Emily McDougal ’23 Welcome to this semester’s issue of WeScrive, the only Italian magazine at Wesleyan University and one of its few publications not in English! As we all know, this has been the year of COVID and, as such, it’s been a very strange time: at times depressing, at times stressful, and…

Translators Aloud

Dear members, This is to introduce a (relatively) new YouTube channel called Translators Aloud, co-founded by myself (under my professional name as a literary translator, Tina Kover), and my colleague Charlotte Coombe last May, on which we feature literary translators reading from their own work. To date, we have shared over 150 videos by 130+…

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…

How to Learn a Language at Home

Written by Langston Morrison ’21, College of Letters, Economics, International Relations, and he/him/his One question I get asked quite frequently is “Langston, how can I learn a language without leaving my house? Do I need to stay in a foreign country to fully get immersed and develop a facility with the language?” I think this…

Transnational/Multilingual Responses to the Pandemic, April 22 & 27, 2021

The Institute of Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study • University of London The Institute of Modern Languages Research has convened two events as part of the School of Advanced Study’s “Open for Discussion” series. Both events draw on the policy recommendations developed as part of the past four years’ research in the context…