Category: February 2014

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A Note From the Chair

Languages and Cultures for Professions: Preparing ISU Students for the Global Community Can you imagine what it might be like to do business in China? What about being an engineer in Germany or France? How about working as an agricultural specialist in Argentina or the Middle East? How will that culture shape your professional practice … Continue reading A Note From the Chair

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Updates from the Language Clubs

 Russian Club.  Russian Club (officially the Russian Eastern European and Eurasian Club) is a community for Iowa State students who are learning Russian, or are otherwise interested in Russian culture. Being able to get together with friends outside of an academic setting and speak Russian in a conversational way has been immensely helpful to all … Continue reading Updates from the Language Clubs

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WLC Teacher Education Program Prepares ISU Students for Tomorrow’s Classrooms

Above: Brittany Peterson, a senior majoring in Spanish (left) is student-teaching at Ballard High School.   Did you know that, as part of Educator Preparation Program, WLC offers course work for students who are pursuing a career in teaching a World Language in secondary schools?  In addition to earning a major in WLC with a concentration … Continue reading WLC Teacher Education Program Prepares ISU Students for Tomorrow’s Classrooms

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WLC World Scholars: Kelly Zieser

Each academic year WLC recognizes the work of its outstanding majors and minors through departmental awards and financial scholarships. Read about one of our 2013 scholarship winners, Kelly Zieser (senior studying Spanish and Secondary Education with endorsements in English as a second language and coaching), who was awarded the competitive Ronald A. Schubert Scholarship. This award is … Continue reading WLC World Scholars: Kelly Zieser

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WLC Professor co-authors an introductory Spanish textbook

Dr. Cristina Pardo-Ballester, Assistant Professor of Spanish, is the WLC Coordinator of the Lower-level Spanish program, training and supervising TA’s for such popular courses as Span 101, 102, 201 and 202. Prof. Pardo has recently co-authored an introductory Spanish textbook, Pura Vida, published with Wiley, one of the most prestigious American textbook companies. We have … Continue reading WLC Professor co-authors an introductory Spanish textbook

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Stories from Study-Abroad: Studying Engineering in Grenoble, France

One of our recent graduates, Adam Tyler, is a major in Civil Engineering and French. A recipient of the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship, Adam spent the 2010-2011 academic year studying in Grenoble, France, where he took courses at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Stendhal University, and Pierre-Mendès France University (UPMF). Below, Adam shares some … Continue reading Stories from Study-Abroad: Studying Engineering in Grenoble, France

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Alumni Stories: Lizzy Curran

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzy) Curran is a 2013 graduate in Spanish and Linguistics, with a special focus on Teaching English as a Second Language. In May 2013 she was named a Distinguished Student in Spanish and was awarded the ISU on the Mediterranean Summer in Valencia Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship Scholarship. We have asked Lizzy to tell … Continue reading Alumni Stories: Lizzy Curran