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Placement Tests are available in:
Spanish, French, German and Russian.
*Other languages available.
Call (813) 974-2548 or click on Placement Tests/Request Permits for more information.
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.
"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!
Farewell Lecture - Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte
Honorary Consul of France and President of FRAMCO, Jean-Charles Faust, Dr. Christine Probes and
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte gave an overview of his recently published book about the most celebrated Canadian painter of the 20th century - Jean Paul Lemieux. The occasion was his upcoming retirement after 31 years of service at USF.
More WLE News
2/11 - La Table Française CPR 487 2pm-3pm
2/11 - Classical Society Valentine's Day Party CPR 459 4:30pm
2/12 - WLE Department closes at 2pm
2/18 - Kaffeestunde (practice your German!) CPR 459 5pm-6pm
WLE Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to the WLE BA students on the Dean's List for Fall 2015:
Jacob Alcala - Russian
Jonathan Assis - Classics
Ashley Derr - Classics
Natalie Fulle - Spanish
Natesha Godbee - German
Cheyenne Kuyper - French
Justin Marin - Spanish
Tara Pearson - German
Angela Smith - French
Joshua Thornton - German
Victoria Walker - Spanish
James Rasmussen - Russian
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.
On December 10, 2015, Wesley Curtis successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "The effects of processing instruction on Chinese learners’ acquisition of Spanish copulae." His co-major professors were Dr. Amy Thompson and Dr. Victoria Russell (Valdosta State) and committee members were Dr. Camilla Vásquez and Dr. Wei Zhu.
After successfully defending her dissertation, Hatime Ciftci graduated from the SLA/IT Ph.D. program in December 2015. Hatime's research focuses on the pragmatics of office hour interactions in English medium universities in Turkey. Hatime was advised by Dr. Camilla Vasquez, with Drs. Wei Zhu, Amy Thompson, and Amanda Huensch serving as dissertation committee members.
Erhan Aslan, a SLA/IT Ph.D. student co-advised by Amy Thompson and Camilla Vasquez of World Languages, was recently named one of five world-wide TESOL Research Mini-grant winners. This award provides up to US$2,500 for those who are currently working on or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda.