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Information for Undergraduates: Foreign Language Placement Test
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.
July 28-August 9, 2013. STARTALK is a national, federally funded program with the mission of increasing the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. The University of South Florida is delighted to announce the third year of its summer USF STARTALK Chinese Academy for high school students and USF STARTALK Teacher Training and Mentorship Program for Chinese Teachers. For more information click here.
On April 10, 2013, Dr. Christine Probes will become a “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques,” one of the highest awards the French Government bestows on cultural and educational figures. The Consul General of France in Miami, Gaël de Maisonneuve will present this prestigious award to Dr. Probes in a ceremony that takes place in the auditorium of the Patel Center for Global Solutions from 4pm to 5pm. For more information about this honor click here.
November 13, 2013--Congratulation to Dr. Stefan Huber, Instructor of German, who was awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Vice Provost Dr. Kofi Glover, Associate Dean Dr. John Cochran, Dr. Margit Grieb, the WLE staff, and Dr. Schindler surprised Dr. Huber in his German 1120 classroom to bring him the good news.
November 5, 2012--It is with great sorrow and pain that we report the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Ava Chitwood. For almost 15 years, Dr. Chitwood was a cherished member of the Department, a formidable researcher, an inspiring teacher, and a good friend to many. Her loss is mourned by all of us in the Department and the wider University community. We miss her greatly.
October 1, 2012--The Department of World Languages is pleased to announce that it will be recruiting new faculty for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Assistant Professors: Applied Linguistics, Chinese, Classics, and Spanish
Instructors: Classics, Italian
Applicants who are interested in these positions should apply using USF’s online application procedure; position vacancy announcements will be posted shortly. For more information and instructions for application please check the USF Human Resources web site at http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/audience/career-faculty.asp
October 2012--SLAIT PhD candidate Derya Kulavuz-Onal has been awarded a competitive TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant. Derya is the first USF student ever to receive this award.
For more information about Derya's project and this year’s TIRF DDG recipients:
TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning. Each year, TIRF awards a limited number of Doctoral Dissertation Grants.
September 6, 2012--Italian Food for Thought. USF's Italian program is featured in this interview with Professor Patrizia La Trecchia, Associate Professor in World Languages. To read the complete article click here.
June 28-July 1, 2012--International Symposium New World, Other Encounters. USF World Languages was well represented at this international symposium with the participation of faculty (Professors Carlos Cano, Madeline Cámara, and Alejandro de la Pava) and graduate students (Kathryn Bechtelheimer and Andria Arnold). To see the cmplete program click here.
April 19, 2013--World Languages Research Colloquium -- Proposals are now being accepted (until March 20, 2013) from graduate and advanced undergraduate students in World Language courses (past or present) and visiting scholars. To see the program of this event click here.
March 19, 2013--The Hispanic/Latino Section of the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida invites you to our Sixth Annual Spanish Fair, on March 19th, 2013, at the TECO Room, USF College of Education, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Fair showcases our graduate and undergraduate Spanish programs to the USF and Tampa communities and is an opportunity for exchanges and collaborations. Come and join us in a day of cultural awareness, music, videos and fun activities! The ongoing event will have presentations about the diverse regions and cultures of the Hispanic world, info booths, videos, music, and food. Admission is free. Please see attached flyer and bilingual program. You are invited!
November 13- 27, 2012--"Think Transatlantic"--USF is one of 30 institutions of higher education in the United States which will celebrate US/Germany relations with several events in October and November 2012.
"Think Transatlantic" Roundatable Discussion (3-5:00 p.m.) and closing reception (5-7:00 p.m.) in MSC 2708. Click here for program details.
November 15, 2012, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Luis Ortega, editor of Antígona, and member of the Fundación María Zambrano in Spain will be presenting a poster and video exhibition about María Zambrano. As an essayist and philosopher, Maria Zambrano’s work is considered to be one of the best in contemporary thought along with Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Simone de Beauvoir. Join us and learn more about how her writings impacted society in the years of the Franco dictatorship, in her exile in Latin America and in today’s world.
The Grace Allen Room, 4th floor, USF Main Library.
Free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.
November 14, 2012--"Teaching World Languages: Practical Insights" Cooper Hall, Room 459, 5:00 - 6:00 PM--
The Department of World Languages will feature two speakers, Mariam Manzur-Leiva and Chloe Savenko, to share their insights and personal experiences in teaching foreign languages.
The presentation by Mariam Manzur-Leiva will focus on proficiency based teaching and learning tools. Attendees will be exposed to a theoretical background about the concept of proficiency and to an overview of the current American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines. The presenter will share strategies and practical ideas that can be implemented in the classroom in order to follow the set standards and achieve proficiency. The presentation by Chloe Savenko will focus on the experience of a teaching assistant (TA) in the World Languages Department. The presentation will demonstrate the importance of experiential learning through teaching and the in-class experience. This event is hosted by Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society. For more information, please contact Mariam Manzur-Leiva at (813) 974-1750. Click here for flyer.
November 15, 2012--World Languages 3rd Annual Poetry Event
For more information about this annual event
to be held on Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. in Cooper Hall, room 487, click here. World Languages invites all USF students, both graduate and undergraduate, from all programs and majors to participate. Dealine for submissions is November 1, 2012.
"Teaching World Languages: Practical Insights"