“Few Americans speak a foreign language, and the outcome is that few Americans understand the world outside their immediate circle.”
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – Retail giant Amazon recently launched a Spanish language website. Meanwhile, the Latino pop song “Despacito” made history for being the most streamed track of all time. Two examples of the escalating visibility of Español in the 21st century.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Research about better integrating speaking and writing when teaching a foreign language will be presented by Washington State University Humanities Fellow Michael Hubert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Honors Hall Lounge as part of the inaugural Humanities Fellow Lecture Series.
By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – Thomas G. Taylor, a senior in the Washington State University Global Campus, has received a Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to study the Mandarin language in Taiwan during the 2014-15 academic year.
PULLMAN – The Kenworthy Theater in Moscow is partnering with WSU and the University of Idaho to bring contemporary French cinema to the Palouse.
Since the 1950s, French cinema has been famous throughout the world for its creativity and quality. The Kenworthy is working with the language departments at WSU and UI to present the 2010 Tournées Festival, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange that aims to bring contemporary French films to American college and university campuses.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Moscow’s downtown theater will kick off the festival with a special reception, offering French food from … » More …
PULLMAN– The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures (DFLC) at Washington State University will offer high school students a day of exposure to foreign languages and cultures on Sept. 27.
The day will include lectures, presentations and interaction with DFLC students and faculty. Organizers expect approximately 300 students to attend from eastern Washington school districts including Pullman, Colfax, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Moscow, Idaho.
“This exposure will give high school visitors a sense of the importance of learning a foreign language and developing cultural competency in other areas of the world,” … » More …