The Department of World Languages and Cultures works hard to meet many objectives: teaching cultural competency, cross-cultural fluidity, critical thinking, adopting new technologies, and even business communications. All of these goals have been showcased by several recent articles and interviews with news outlets.
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Dr. Chad Gasta, department chair and professor of Spanish, talked with WHO , Iowa Public Radio and Iowa State about the importance of K-12 foreign language education. As well as with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences about the impacts of immersion on language learning. He’ll be speaking as the keynote for the Iowa World Language Association (IWLA)- check out the teaser for his speech here-
Dr. Stacey Weber-Fève, associate professor of French, has been exploring the use of new classroom technology and flexibility with her students this semester.
Dr. Jacob Larsen, director of the Language Studies Resource Center (LSRC), discussed the benefits of hybrid courses in times of trouble.