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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.
(Aug.18 - Dec.12, 2014)
Tuesday: 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
Last placement tests are given at 4pm (T/TR) and 1pm (W).
*Testing dates/times are subject to change*
For more information, please call WLE front desk at 813-974-2548.
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.
Check it out! WLE course flyers are now posted:
July 24, 2014 - WLE Undergraduate Spanish Colloquium
Please click here
to see the event flyer.
The Department of World Languages held its first successful Undergraduate Spanish Colloquium on July 24, 2014 in the Aula Maria Zambrano. The Colloquium was also mentioned in the nation's only tri-lingual newpaper La Gaceta.
To read the article (in Spanish) please click here
Please check out this promotional video made by the USF Collge of Arts & Sciences about our M.A. program in Applied Linguistics. For more information about the program please click here
May 8 - 10, 2014 - Sunshine State TESOL Conference
Applied Linguistics faculty, Dr. Nicole Tracy-Ventura and Dr. Camilla Vasquez, along with several of PhD students, presented their scholarship at the Sunshine State TESOL conference held in St Petersburg, FL on May 8-10, 2014.
(From left to right: Dr. Tracy-Ventura, Judith Bridges, Jelena Vuksanovic, Dr. Vasquez, Jhon Cuesta, and Andrea Lypka)
April 7, 2014 - Spain in la Florida
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon and the 450th anniversary of the founding of St Augustine by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Dr. David Arbesu (USF Tampa, World Languages) and Dr. Michael Francis (USF St. Petersburg, History) presented on early colonial Florida history in the Grace Allen Room in the USF Tampa Library. The presentations were sponsored by ISLAC.
On March 26, 2014
, Philippe Letrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami, presented USF Distinguished University Professor Gaetan Brulotte with the honor of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques
. Please click HERE
to read more about the event. The Department of World Languages congratulates Dr. Brulotte on accepting this incredible honor.
to Dr. Christine McCall Probes
(French) and Dr. Camilla Vasquez
(Applied Linguistics) for receiving the Outstanding Faculty Award
. Dr. Probes and Dr. Vasquez (in absentia) were honored and presented with a plaque in recognition of their outstanding dedication to student education.
February 28 - March 1, 2014 - The State of Beauty Today Conference
This international conference hosted by WLE was a success thanks to a great team effort. WLE students and Francophone colleagues (including from French, Spanish and Linguistics) volunteered to introduce speakers and/or summarize in English the French presentations. This event furthered USF and CAS goals through its presentation of distinguished interdisciplinary research; by its inter-departmental & inter-colleges cooperation (WLE, Anthropology, Humanities Institute; CAS, Business; Fine Arts, Contemporary Art Museum, Graphicstudio); its institutional support, which included an array of universities and centers from France, Canada, New Zealand, as well as our USF ResearchOne, USF World, Research & Innovation Sponsored Research and Senate Research Council; by its strong and active student involvement via the USF French Club among others; and by its community engagement through the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France in Miami, as well as the business community with the French-American Business Council of West Florida.
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.
- 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.
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.
- The Lives of Others Film Screening - part of Transnational Projections of History in Film (see below)
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm
USF Tampa Library, Grace Allen Room
Please click HERE for event flyer and more information.
- WLE Film Series
Exorcisms of the Past: Transnational Projections of History in Film
Date: Sept. 9 - Dec. 3, 2014
Time for ALL Events: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Grace Allen Room, USF Tampa Library
All films are subtitled in English and there will be short introductions before the screenings and discussions afterwards. The events will close with the Transnational Projections of History in Lit and Film:
An Undergraduate and Graduate Student Colloquium on Dec. 3, 2014.
Please click here for more event information.
WLE Student Accomplishments
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced the selection of 40 new Fellows in a program that prepares outstanding candidates to represent the United States as Foreign Service Officers.
We are delighted to announce that two students from our programs have been awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, undergrad Hiram Rios (undergraduate) and alumnae Denise Marton Menendez (graduate).
Administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships develop a source of men and women whose academic backgrounds fulfill the skill needs of the State Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.
Selected in their junior year, Pickering Undergraduate Fellows receive financial support towards tuition and other expenses during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows receive financial support towards a two-year, full-time master's degree program in a field related to international affairs and diplomacy such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, and other related academic fields. Fellows in both programs participate in one domestic and one overseas internship. Upon the completion of their master's degree, they commit to five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.
Mr. Rios is a Bachelor's of Arts candidate in economics and international studies, with a minor in Modern Chinese Language. He expects to graduate in May 2015.
Ms. Marton Menendez graduated in December 2014 with multiple degrees: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Economics; and Bachelor of Arts in French. She plans to attend the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver for a master's degree in Global Trade, Finance and Economic Integration.
- Congratulations to the below BA students who made the Dean's List for Spring 2014:
Jonathan Assis - Classics
Christopher Ogando - French
Angela Smith - French
Madison Wahler - French
David Pearson - German
Kayla Rizzolo - Italian
Marlana Tuccillo - Russian
Ian Finch - Spanish
Erika Gallagher - Spanish
Erin Kearney - Spanish
Adriana Matallana - Spanish
Sergio Rojo - Spanish
Victoria Walker - Spanish
Kimberly Leshko - Spanish
- LA/IT PhD student Kristy Cardellio was awarded a USF Dissertation Completion Award for 2014-2015. Cardellio is conducting an applied linguistics study, focusing on cross-cultural encounters among study abroad students participating in service learning programs in Sienna, Italy.
- Julie Dell-Jones (current PhD in SLA/IT) will receive $500 in travel funds and will be honored at a luncheon on April 25, 2014 for the poster she presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium.
- Mackenzie Lee, German and Biochemistry Major, has received the highly competitive RISE research internship in Germany this summer, awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The scholarship is funded by the German Chemical Industry Association, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and will give Mackenzie the opportunity to carry out research and practical training at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine part of the Helmholtz Zentrum (http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/) in Berlin. He will be part of a research group investigating the Spatio-temporal control of Rho GTPase signaling. Congratulations to Mackenzie for receiving such a prestigious award and getting a chance to spend 3 months in Berlin.
- Eimma Chebinou (current MA in French) has been accpeted to present her paper "Black Women's Access to Freedom: Controversial Narratives in Le Baobab Fou and Je suis Martiniquaise" at the 7th International Women in French Conference at the University of Guelph, Canada in May 2014.
- 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 (BA in German, anticipated in May 2014) has been accepted into the M.A. Program in Applied Linguistics at USF.
- Arwen Puteri (MA 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.
- Eimma Chebinou (current MA in French) presented "Otherness and Hybrid Identity in 'L'Impasse' by Daniel Biyaoula" at the 2014 4th Annual Alabama Modern Languages Conference in Feb. 2014.
- 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
- 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 PhD 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.