Category: February 2015

CATEGORIES: February 2015

A Note From the Chair

Dear Friends of WLC, This month, I would like to remind you about the group of people in the Department of World Languages and Cultures that truly helps us “make the world go around:” our staff!  As you know, WLC boasts a world-class faculty and students who are making important contributions to global citizenship each … Continue reading A Note From the Chair

CATEGORIES: February 2015

Alumni Profile: Jacob Van Patten

I use French almost daily. I’m either translating documents or emails for coworkers, writing emails in French to potential French clients in Québec or France, or creating content in French for our website. I also travel to France for work.

CATEGORIES: February 2015

“Learning the More Uncommon Languages Puts YOU at the Top:” WLC Students Talk about Studying Arabic, Chinese, and Russian

Among the many languages that one can study at WLC, three – Arabic, Chinese, and Russian – are probably not languages that many students were able to take in high school. Aptly described by scholars as “Less Commonly Taught Languages,” or LCTL’s, these languages are not staple offerings in many schools or colleges across the … Continue reading “Learning the More Uncommon Languages Puts YOU at the Top:” WLC Students Talk about Studying Arabic, Chinese, and Russian

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Interning Abroad: Nick Corwin

“It was really interesting working with people from Brazil, Nigeria, and Australia (especially during the World Cup in Brazil) and listening to their stories/learning a global perspective.”

CATEGORIES: February 2015

Q&A With Professor Beth Martin

“Whenever former students report that they have in some way woven German into their lives by using it for their jobs, further studies or in their personal life, I feel a great sense of accomplishment.”