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faculty and GTAs 2022Our Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (GTAs) are ready for the 2022-2023 adacemic year!

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Ecology and Literature in Latin America Lecture in collaboration with Hale Library. 

Hale Library and the Department of Modern Languages Present a lecture on Ecology and Literature in Latin America presented by Luis Felipe Gomez Lomeli. The lecture will be on Monday, September 26th at 4:00 PM in the Hemisphere room. Cookies and Coffee will be provided!

Lomeli lecture: Ecology and Literatue in Latin America


Interested in becoming a Modern Languages Ambassador? Join us for an information session!

Want to get involved in promoting Modern Languages? Join us for an information session about becoming an ambassador! The information session will be held on September 22nd, in EH 212 at 4:00 PM! Interested in applying? Check out the application here!

Moder Languages Ambassadors Information Session

Meet our Kirmser Language Center (KLC) Staff!

The KLC is Modern Languages' exclusive student learning space in 001 Eisenhower Hall. Stop by to study independently or with your classmates, visit during tutoring hours for your language, or simply stop in to see our facilities and meet our staff.

Silvan Plattner (German & French) - Silvan is the KLC manager for Fall 2022 and is a Graduate Student (MA) and instructor of German I-II.

Sophie Bond (French) - Sophie a French major; she will be tutoring in the lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Jordan Kreps (Spanish) - Jordan is a Spanish and Life Sciences (Pre-Med) major; she will be tutoring in the lab on Wednesday mornings.

Hi! My name is Julia and I'm an international student from Brazil studying Business Administration with a minor in Chinese. Ever since I was little, I loved learning languages and, in my family, we all speak a mixture of Portuguese, German, and English, so conversations at my house are always quite interesting! In my school, I learned Spanish and some French. During Covid, I decided to learn Korean and Chinese, and I absolutely fell in love with the cultures and the languages. I am very excited to work at the KLC and be able to help with tutoring for Chinese, German, and Spanish.  

Check out their hours and what languages they tutor. Read more about them here


NEW ON THE BLOG: Notable News

Culture Clip videos! 

If you want to watch a full interview or simply pick a topic you like and watch a clip of Dr. Kanost discussing it, we've got both! Check out the series, and our other videos, on our YouTube channel HERE!

Image of the thumbnail for the full interview video. Cover of Dr. Kanost's book on the left, the translation of Rivera Garza’s La Castañeda.