Category: Foreign Languages & Lit

Mandarin instructor applies ALLEX training and cultural knowledge to teaching

Mandarin instructor applies ALLEX training and cultural knowledge to teaching

Mandarin instructor Chinling Yang was trained through the ALLEX program. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis.
Chinling Yang, a Mandarin instructor, can relate to students and offer first-hand knowledge of her culture as she trained through the Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange (ALLEX) program.
A native of Taiwan, Yang is SIUE’s second ALLEX instructor. She […]

Rocha represents SIUE in England as Fulbright Fellow

Rocha represents SIUE in England as Fulbright Fellow

Foreign languages professor Carolina Rocha has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Liverpool, England, to write about Argentine cinema.
Foreign languages professor Carolina Rocha stands outside her office at the University of Liverpool in England where she is researching Argentine cinema as a Fulbright Fellow. Photo courtesy of Rocha
Rocha said she is “very excited” about spending […]

French exchange program provides cultural and educational growth for faculty, students

French exchange program provides cultural and educational growth for faculty, students

Foreign languages professor Debbie Mann and Unversité Catholique de l’Ouest professor Yannick le Boulicaut have exchanged teaching roles to add dimension to each of their programs. 20 years ago, the exchange program began between SIUE and the French university. Photo by Theresa San Luis
Faculty and student exchanges between SIUE and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest […]

Spanish service-learning class immersed students in local community sites

Spanish service-learning class immersed students in local community sites

Spanish students took an experiential learning course which consisted of volunteer service. Photo courtesy of Carolina Rocha.
A Spanish course allowed students to practice their linguistic skills as volunteers within the surrounding regions at sites such as libraries, schools and non-profit organizations.
Spanish service-learning class, taught last semester by foreign language professor Carolina Rocha, was made possible […]

Spanish education pilot program to expand

Spanish education pilot program to expand

Children reap benefits of SIUE Spansih education through camp Picture courtesy of Cathy McNeese

Children made worry dolls at camp, a craft that originated in Guatemala Photo courtesy of Cathy McNeese

Spansih professor Esther Herrera guides a student through the computer lab training Photo courtesy of Cathy McNeese
SIUE faculty taught local children Spanish last summer while engaging […]

Professor Rocha receives grant to attend Hess Seminar at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Professor Rocha receives grant to attend Hess Seminar at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Foreign languages department professor Carolina Rocha received a grant to attend the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. She hopes to propose a class to teach at SIUE about the Holocaust.
Foreign languages department professor Carolina Rocha has researched the Jewish-Latin American presence in Argentina in literature and films, and with […]

SIUE cooperates with Brazilian university, produces book on literary theory

SIUE cooperates with Brazilian university, produces book on literary theory

Foreign Languages Department Chair João Sedycias edited a book on literary theory to be published for Brazilian university curriculum

An international collaboration between SIUE and the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) has resulted in a book being published for Brazilian university curriculum.
The book “Rethinking Contemporary Literary Theory,” or “Repensando a Teoria Literária Contemporânea,” features world-renowned scholars and authors of literary criticism and theory according to foreign […]

Students gain teaching experience through SIUE Foreign Languages program, collaboration with Edwardsville YMCA and elementary schools

Students gain teaching experience through SIUE Foreign Languages program, collaboration with Edwardsville YMCA and elementary schools

Tyler Yurish, an SIUE student who taught foreign languages classes last year, anticipated the end of year school presentation.
While some children spend their time playing, others remain in the classroom learning new languages – and SIUE students were the instructors.
Foreign languages professor Debbie Mann coordinates the program in cooperation with Natasha Howard, arts and humanities […]

Sedycias’ research unearths depth of Spanish playwright, earns Vanderbilt publication

Sedycias’ research unearths depth of Spanish playwright, earns Vanderbilt publication

The “Shakespeare of Spain,” Lope de Vega, deserves more recognition than he has received as an unsophisticated, popular playwright of his times, according to Prof. Joao Sedycias, chair of the SIUE Foreign Languages Department.
Professor Joao Sedycias, Chair of the SIUE Foreign Languages Department
In  fact, Sedycias has helped unearth the complex psychological dimension of this 17th […]

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

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