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Information for Undergraduates:
Foreign Language Placement Test
Language Placement Tests are available in the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian. The fee for the placement test is $25. Please call the World Languages front desk at (813) 974-2548 for more information.
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 5pm
Thursday: 2pm - 5pm
(Placement Tests will not be given during Spring Break - March 10-14, 2014)
The USF Foundation has established a scholarship fund for World Languages students in memory of Ava Chitwood. If you wish to make a gift or pledge online you can do so by clicking on the icon below. Select World Languages and then fund 420093001.
February 21-22, 2014 - Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literature and Film (SCFLLF)
The Department of World Languages was the 2014 host of the 21st biennial Southeast Conferences for Foreign Languages, Literatures and Film (SCFLLF) on Feb. 21 & 22. For over 30 years, this conference has been a venue to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines in the Humanities. Over 60 presentations by scholars from many different US states and from countries as far as the Ivory Coast addressed diverse topics concerning language, literature, culture, film, as well as foreign language pedagogy and second language acquisition. The 2014 SCFLLF keynote speaker was Dr. Brad Prager (University of Missouri) who presented a talk on Holocaust documentaries. More pictures from the conference here.
Congratulations to the below BA students who made the Dean's List for Fall 2013:
Amanda Mcduffie - Classics
Melinda Borz - French
Alyssa Dupere - French
Christopher Ogando - French
Madison Wahler - French
Travis Street - German
Nicholas Petry - German
Isabella Parizon - German Studies
Anna-Katrin Hall - German Studies
Kayla Rizzolo - Italian
Sharon Ashby - Spanish
Luciana Romero Calascione - Spanish
April Bickham - Spanish
Kimberly Leshko - Spanish
January 31, 2014 - German Day 2014
Almost 200 USF German students and area high school students studying German, as well as their teachers, attended "German Day," organized by the German section of WLE. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany as part of their "Campus Weeks - Germany in Europe" campaign. Students of German presented poems and posters and competed for prizes. USF faculty presented talks on European and German issues. Click here to see pictures from the event.
Fall 2013/Spring 2014 - The department of World Languages is now offering FREE tutoring in Spanish (levels 1-3) and Portuguese (all levels) at our Language Lab in CPR 467. Please click here for more information and on how to schedule a tutoring session.
WLE in the News
- Dr. Anne Latowsky's book review in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung can be read here.
- Dr. Pablo Brescia was awarded the Status of Latinos (SOL) Faculty Award at this year's Hispanic Heritage Kickoff Celebration. To read more about this, please click here.
- Dr. Camilla Vasquez is in the Fulbright Hong Kong Report 13/14. Her Fulbright experience abroad can be read here.
- Dr. Pablo Brescia attended the "Second voices for the New Century" conference at Cornell University. An article was written by the Bolivian newspaper El Dia about the writers meeting. Click here to read the article.
- Dr. Heike Scharm presented her book El tiempo y el ser en Javier Marias at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, Spain. The presentation was covered by the Spanish national newspaper El pais. For the article please click here.
WLE Student Accomplishments
- Zeynep Erdil (current PhD in SLA/IT) has been accepted to present her paper "Participants' experiences of the qualitative interview: A multiple-case study" at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference in April 2014.
- Eric Spunde's (current BA in Classics) paper "The Externality of Seneca's Vitia: The Progress of Disease and the Possibility of a Cure" has been accepted by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) and he will present it at the CAMWS 110th Annual Meeting in April 2014.
- Nicholas Petry (B.A. in German, anticipated in May 2014) has been accepted into the M.A. Program in Applied Linguistics at USF.
- Arwen Puteri (M.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies, anticipated in May 2014 & current TA for German) has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program in History at USF.
- Delaram Rahimighazikalayeh (MA in Spanish, Fall 2013) was accepted to the prestigious Ph.D. Program at Nebraska University.
- Valeria Wolters (MA in Spanish, Fall 2013) has accepted a job as Spanish and ESOL teacher at Saddlebrook Preparatory School (Wesley Chapel).
- Kathryn Henry (MA in Spanish, Fall 2013) has accepted a job as Spanish teacher at the Methodist School Center, a private Pre-K through 8th Grade school (Brooksville).
- Zeynep Erdil (current Ph.D. in SLA/IT) presented her paper "A Research-Based Instructional Technique: Incidental Learning via Peripheral Attention" at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in November 2013.