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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…

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+…

Apply to Live in a Language/Culture Program House by 4/9

If you are one of the many students who is interested in language and cultural exchange, but is concerned with the limitations under the current pandemic, you might want to apply to live in a Program House on campus! At Wesleyan, Program Housing provides upperclassmen the opportunity to live collectively in a house or hall based…

Bridging the Gap with Germany during the Pandemic

By Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adj. Professor of German Studies, Chair In March 2020, students were told to return from their study abroad programs, and we faculty were asked not to leave the U.S. Four of our students had just arrived at our Smith program in Hamburg, Germany, when they received that unwelcome message to pack again…

The Kennesaw Tower Call for Papers

The Kennesaw Tower Undergraduate Foreign Language Research Journal, hosted in the Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University, invites submissions from advanced undergraduate students. Who can submit: Any undergraduate university student who has taken at least 1 senior-level course in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or FLED (Foreign Language Education Department) may submit…

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…

Korean Music, Italian Games, German TV and Beyond: Spring 21 CLAC

Five exciting courses are being offered this spring as part of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative. All five will give students the opportunity to explore topics using languages other than English – each of them in really creative ways. One course is focused on the art of translation, specifically between Arabic…

Fully Funded Fellowship to Germany

ATTENTION JUNIORS &SENIORS!!! Come to this information session to learn how you can spend a year in Germany after you graduate! Monday, October 28, 2019 4:30 – 5:30 pm Fries Center for Global Studies Commons *light snacks provided ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the…

100 Years of Bauhaus

Since 2014, the German Studies Department at Wesleyan has applied for and received funding five times from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington D.C. The funding supports events designed to inform the public and spark discussion about contemporary Germany, including relations between the U.S. and the Federal Republic. The events take…

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and find ways to incorporate an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. The Fries Center for Global…