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November 21, 2013 -- Journee de la francophonie!
Join us for some francophone fun! A free event in MSC 2707 where the French 1-3 classes will be exploring French speaking countries from around the world. Please click here for the event flyer.

November 19-23, 2013 -- ACSUS Conference
The ACSUS (Association for Canadian Studies in the United States) will have its next biennial international conference in downtown Tampa at the Marriott Waterfront from Nov 19-23, 2013. It is co-sponsored by USF World, Research One, and the Department of World Languages (Dr. Brulotte acted as the local liaison between USF and ACSUS). The program includes over 100 panels and roundtables across more than a dozen disciplines, and features guest speakers such as Canada's Ambassador to the US, and a reading by Quebec authors (including our own Dr. Brülotte). USF students may attend all panel presentations free of charge by showing a valid USF ID (excluding special events and dinner events) and USF Faculty and Staff may do so at the student rate of $50. The full program can be found here. ACSUS web site:

November 8, 2013 -- WLE Poetry Event
Please join us at this year's 4th WLE Poetry Event in CPR 487. For more info on how to present and on the event, please click here.

November 6, 2013 -- Homegrown Humanities Faculty Book Series - Dr. Anne Latowsky
The next book featured in the book series will be Dr. Latowsky's "Emperor of the World" in the Grace Allen Room. For more info on the event, please click here.

October 16, 2013 -- At the conclusion of the Maria Zambrano Conference, Cuban Artist Baruj Salinas presented Dr. Madeline Camara and Dr. Stephan K. Schindler with a gift for the “Aula Maria Zambrano.” The painting is part of the cycle “Claros del Bosque” and will be placed in the Aula.

October 14, 2013 -- 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.

Fall 2013 -- Dr. Pablo Brescia and Dr. Madeline Camara were both mentioned in this Fall's ISLAC Newsletter. Dr. Brescia was awarded the SOL Faculty Award at this year's Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Dr. Camara was recognized at the 10th Annual Diversity Summit in April.

September 25, 2013 @ 3:30pm -- Around the World in Sixty Minutes
Join the Department of World Languages, the Department of English, and the Humanities Institute for “Around the World in Sixty Minutes.” This faculty reading series highlights the diverse global nature of creative writing and translation at the University of South Florida. Our very own Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte is one of this year's faculty presenters. Grace Allen Room (Library 4th floor). For more info, click here.

Fall 2013 -- Dr. Camilla Vasquez is in the Fulbright Hong Kong Report 13/14. Her Fulbright experience abroad can be read here.

September 19, 2013 -- 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.

September 2, 2013 -- Dr. Anne Latowsky's book review in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung can be read here.

August 7, 2013 -- The department of World Languages would like to extend a special welcome to our new faculty members:
Assistant Professors
David Arbesu (Spanish)
Nicole Tracy-Ventura (Applied Linguistics)
Amanda Huensch (Applied Linguistics)
Christopher Polt (Classics)
Mei-Hsuan Chiang (Chinese)
Federica Colleoni (Italian)
Amy Oh (Classics)
Qiong Wu (Chinese)
We are delighted to have an excellent group of faculty join WLE and wish them a successful first semester.

July 28-August 9, 2013 --STARTALK
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.

July 17, 2013 -- There was a successful turnout of a 145 people at the Cervantes Institute (Madrid, Spain) yesterday where Dr. Heike Scharm presented her book El tiempo y el ser en Javier Marias. The presentation was covered by the Spanish national newspaper El pais. For the article please click here.

July 15, 2013 -- The department of World Languages invites everybody to support our own Dr. Heike Scharm. She will be presenting her book El tiempo y el ser en Javier Marias at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, Spain tomorrow (July 16th). The event will be projected live at the following link: To learn more about the event, please click here.

July 3, 2013 -- The MA program in Applied Linguistics in the World Languages department at USF is now accepting applications for the newly-established Gratitude Scholarship in Applied Linguistics.
The Gratitude Scholarship in Applied Linguistics is a graduate scholarship designed to assist a student achieve their educational goals.
Recipients must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA as calculated by USF and must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Strong consideration will be given to students who are Florida residents, and have a strong background of volunteer service. Eligibility criteria include the following:

  • You must be a current or new student in the MA-Applied Linguistics program at USF.
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student (9 credit hours).
  • You must have already submitted a FAFSA for the current academic year

To apply, please submit an essay in which you describe any past volunteer experiences you have participated in, and describe what community service activities you plan to be involved in during your studies at USF. Please also discuss your future plans for "giving back" to the field of Applied Linguistics after graduation.
Application deadline is July 22, 2013. To apply, please submit your essay, and supporting documents showing your Fall course schedule and FAFSA eligibility to Dr. Camilla Vasquez ( Applications will be reviewed by a departmental committee and awardees will be notified in the first two weeks of August.

May 14, 2013 -- Dr. Stephan K. Schindler, Chair of WLE and Professor of German, was featured in the German newspaper Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung. For the article please 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.

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.

March 19, 2013 -- Sixth Annual Spanish Fair
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!