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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:
Dr. Pablo Brescia's Keynote Address - The Cervantes Institute
On November 5th, Dr. Pablo Brescia gave the keynote address in the celebration of Argentine writer Julio Cortazar's centennial (1914-1984) at the Cervantes Institute in Chicago. The talk was entitled "A Hundred Years: Cortazar, Before and After". His visit was sponsored by the Cervantes Institute and the Argentine Consulate in Chicago.
Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award
Dr. Judy Genshaft (USF President),
Dr. Anne Latowsky (Associate Professor of French), Dr. Paul R. Sanberg
(Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation)
WLE is proud to announce that our very own,
Dr. Anne Latowsky, was one of the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Awards.
USF recognizes the accomplishments of faculty members for their outstanding publications, awards and grants recognizing their scholarship
Please click HERE
for the official press release.
Congratulations Dr. Latowsky!
Honorable Mention - 2014 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
From L - R: Dr. Jane Harvey (INTO, former SLAIT PhD student), Dr. Elizabeth Bell (CAS Associate Dean), Ruben Vasquez, Dr. Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Amy Fioramonte (current SLAIT PhD student), Dr. Camilla Vasquez, Zeynep Erdil-Moody (current SLAIT PhD student), Kristin Cardellio (current SLAIT PhD student), Dr. Stephan Schindler
WLE is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Camilla Vasquez received an Honorable Mention for the university-wide 2014 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. There was one overall winner and two Honorable Mentions for the ENTIRE university, and it is a great honor for us that one of them is from WLE. The applicants are judged on a number of criteria, including job placement of students, conference presentations and publications with students, among others. Dr. Vasquez was honored at the Scholar of Excellence event, which was held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
German Day 2014
November 14, 2014
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Please join us to celebrate another German Day. The year 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in
history that led to Germany's reunification - and we will commemorate this anniversary on November 14 as well. German Day will feature a poetry slam, poster contest, and a presentation on the Berlin Wall. We will also give away lots of great prizes in a drawing and awards and prizes to the best poetry and poster presentations. Please join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and Vergnuegen. For more information, or to find out how to enter into the poetry slam or the poster contest, please contact your German instructor or Dr. Margit Grieb (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Department of World Languages.
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
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.
WLE in the News
- WLE Film Series
Exorcisms of the Past: Transnational Projections of History in Film
Date: Sept. 9 - Dec. 3, 2014
All films were subtitled in English and there were 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 Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Please click here for more event information.
WLE Student Accomplishments
On November 12th 2014, Vivian Mills defended her MA Thesis on the medieval Jewish philosopher Abner de Burgos. The committee was formed by Dr. David Arbesu (chair, center), Dr. Anne Latowsky (left), Dr. Heike Scharm (not pictured), and it counted with the advising of Dr. Sonia Wohlmuth (right). Congratulations Vivian!
Julie Dell-Jones, current Ph.D. student and online French TA for WLE, was one of the winners for Best Research Poster at this year’s CAS Oktoberfest 2014, which was held on Friday, October 17, 2014 in the MSC Ballroom. The title of her poster was The Arts as Content-based French Language Learning: “Renoir to Chagall” Museum Lessons. The CAS Oktoberfest, held annually, is an opportunity to recognize peers, grow interdisciplinary collaboration, inspire innovation and advance USF research. Congratulations Julie!
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.