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19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series

The Center for Jewish Studies, the minor in Jewish and Israel Studies and the Hebrew Program, presents the 19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series. This year we will continue to celebrate women’s and minorities’ voices. Two women writers from Israel and a Palestinian author who writes in Hebrew will join us via online multi-media presentations…

Contemporary Cinema from the Hispanic World

Announcing the Contemporary Cinema from the Hispanic World series, which showcases recent award-winning films from Latin America and Spain. All screenings will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 pm from 10/7 to 11/4 at the Goldsmith Family Cinema. This year we have these extraordinary films from Mexico, Chile, Spain and Panama: October 7 – Lemebel…

One Thing I Forgot While in Madrid

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement) are the most important Jewish holidays. Celebrating this year in Madrid looks a little different than usual for Rebecca Dowd. Rebecca is majoring in Science and Society and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. She is currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I was one of 6 Jews in my high…

Reading and Conversation Language Groups for Faculty and Staff

The nature of academic training and the needs of academic research and travel mean that many scholars develop some abilities in many different languages outside of their core research or teaching focus. These language abilities then sit idle because of a lack of opportunity, or sit on a back burner because of a lack of…

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…