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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
(On Thursday, Nov.6, 2014, testing will be from 2pm-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.
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.
- USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Kickoff Event
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Marshall Student Center Ballroom
Please click HERE for the event flyer.
- NO Film Screening - part of Transnational Projections of History in Film (see below)
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 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
- SLA/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.