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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
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.
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.
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.
- April 15 & 17, 2014 - 2nd WLE International Movie Series, Grace Allen Room (USF Tampa Library), various times
A group of WLE faculty members have joint efforts to make this intercultural movie series possible. There will be five movies in the following languages: Chinese, Russian, Arab, French, and Spanish. Here are the list of movies along with the presenters: In the Mood for Love (Dr. Chiang), Mermaid (Dr. Oleynik), Amreeka (Amer), The Artist (Dr. Brulotte),) and Beautiful (Manzur Leiva). The theme for this year is "Beauty" and all the films were carefullyÂ selected to give the students the opportunity to explore the topic in a variety of ways.
In the Mood for Love - April 15 @ 1pm
Mermaid - April 15 @
Amreeka - April 17 @ 11am
The Artist - April 17 @ 1pm
Beautiful - April 17 @3pm
- April, 23, 2014 @ 2pm in SOC 403 &
April 24, 2014 @ 6:30pm in SOC 161 - Portuguese II Skits
Click HERE for flyer.
- April 24, 2014 - Culture Wars: German Intellectuals and WWI by Dr. Helmut J. Schneider, Grace Allen Room (USF Tampa Library), 2pm-4pm
Click HERE for flyer.
WLE Student Accomplishments
- 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.
- 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.