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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. If you would like to donate to our Modern Language Operating Fund, the fund is 420250.
The Classical Preparatory Academy, a successful charter school focused on a Classics curriculum, honored Dr. Eleni H. Manolaraki for her service and her commitment to a pre-college education in Classics. She was presented with the award at the school’s annual fundraising gala on April 9th. Dr. Manolaraki spoke on the enduring value of Classical antiquity as a school subject. You can read her address here.
Congratulations Dr. Manolaraki!
Faculty TESOL Honor
The TESOL Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is honoring Dr. Amanda Huensch as one of their 30 Up and Coming, which “recognizes individuals who represent future leaders in the profession of English language teaching and learning”.
Congratulations Dr. Huensch!
"Could the Language Barrier Actually Fall Within the Next 10 Years?"
Dr. David Arbesú just published "Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years?" in The Conversation.
"What's Behind Japan's Moss Obsession?"
Mako Nozu and Brian Thompson recently published "What's Behind Japan's Moss Obsession?", which is USF's first contribution to The Conversation, an academic news site.
Faculty Publication Award
Dr. Anne Latowsky has won the annual award for the Best First Book written by a member of the Southeastern Medieval Association for Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800-1229 (Cornell UP, 2013).
Congratulations Dr. Latowsky!
Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
(from left to right: Dr. Ralph Wilcox, Dr. Kersuze Simeon-Jones and Dr. Judy Genshaft)
WLE is proud to announce that Dr. Kersuze Simeon-Jones was one of the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards. This USF Award program is to encourage excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
Congratulations Dr. Simeon-Jones!
Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award
(from left to right: Dr. Dwayne Smith, Dr. Camilla Vásquez, Dr. Judy Genshaft and Dr. Paul Sanberg)
WLE is proud to announce that Dr. Camilla Vásquez was one of the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Awards. USF recognizes the accomplishments of faculty who have received national and international peer recognition for their research work during 2014.
Congratulations Dr. Vásquez!
More WLE News
5/6-5/7 - USF Spring Commencement Tampa campus
5/16 - Summer A & C First day of classes
WLE Student Accomplishments
Kalea Benson, one of our Chinese II students, was awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to continue her study of Chinese in China for a full calendar year.
Daniel Olsen, a double major in Mechanical Engineering and German, is a recipient of the prestigious DAAD RISE scholarship. The RISE program allows US students to go and work at German Universities in a research setting. Daniel will be working on research at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology to test springs that are made out of composites, like carbon fiber.
On March 23, 2016, Erhan Aslan successfully defended his dissertation, "International Teaching Assistants in the US University Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Study of Individual Differences and L2 Pragmatic Competence," The committee included Drs. Amy Thompson, Camilla Vasquez (co-chairs), Nicole Tracy-Ventrua, and Amanda Huensch. Dr. Ippokratis Kantzios served as the external defense chair.
Chelsea Mulligan, who is majoring in German Studies, has received a paid internship position with the German American Business Chamber of Central Florida.
Luc Bonhomme, a French MA student and TA, has been accepted into the PhD program of Francophone Studies at The University of Louisiana, Lafayette with important financial support.
Beatriz Daquioag, a Marketing major minoring in Spanish, has been awarded the prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study Spanish abroad as part of the Imagining Argentina program (July 2016) under Dr. Pablo Brescia. Beatriz writes: “Studying abroad has only been a dream ... Gilman supports student-mothers, and paid me the full amount to study abroad!“
Madison Wahler, French MA student and TA, has been accepted to the Cardozo School of Law class of 2019 with a full tuition merit scholarship guaranteed for all three years of study. She will spend her first two years completing a J.D. in New York and her third year in Paris working on an LLM (Diplôme d'université en droit) from the Sorbonne with concentrations in French and European Law.