Department of World Languages and Cultures to host drop-in open advising session on Wednesday, Oct. 24

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., students and faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures and staff members from the Global Education Center will be available in Carlton Commons to answer questions about language majors and minors, regional studies programs and global engagement opportunities. 

Final language assessment dates for fall semester

Language assessments in French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish will be offered for the last time during the fall semester Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 4 in Carlton 221.  Click here to sign up for an appointment. 

Windham gives invited talk at Notre Dame on grammar and literacy

The title of the Oct. 10 talk by Scott Windham, associate professor of German in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, was “Why we (still) need grammar instruction but (still) need to do it better: Grammar instruction and literacy in the L2 classroom.”

Mina Garcia presents research at the Cervantes Society of America

Associate Professor of Spanish Mina Garcia presented a paper on "Cervantes and the Immigration Crisis" on Sept. 29.

Students of French, German and Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its third annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Conversation on Fairy Tales - Oct. 24

Artist and illlustrator Natalie Frank and preeminent fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes discuss what their collaborative projects have taught them about the nature of storytelling and the complexity of fairy tales.

Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.


Elon French faculty present at AATF Convention in Martinique 

French faculty members Sophie Adamson, Patti Burns, Olivia Choplin, and Sarah Glasco represented Elon's French program at the 91st annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

'La mano invisible' film screening - Friday, Nov. 30

The 2016 film by David Macián is part of the IV Hispanic Film Series
that runs from Sept. 21 through Nov. 30. 



'El acompañante' film screening - Nov. 8

The 2016 film by Pavel Giroud is part of the IV Hispanic Film Series
that runs Sept. 21 through Nov. 30.



'Tempestad' film screening - Oct. 25

The 2016 film by Tatiana Huezo is part of the IV Hispanic Film Series
that runs Sept. 21 through Nov. 30.

Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Top German Studies graduates recognized

Madeline “Maddy” Wetterhall ’18 and Mitchell Bergens ’18 were the recipients of this year’s Marsilius von Inghen Award for Excellence in German Studies.

German honor society inducts 18 new members

Elon's chapter of the Delta Phi Alpha German national honor society hosted an induction ceremony on May 4, welcoming 18 new members.

Kaffeeklatsch at the Oak House

4 p.m. at The Oak House

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Annual awards luncheon recognizes Elon faculty, staff for excellence

Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 9 for excellence and service to Elon.

French honor society inducts new members

Elon’s chapter of the Pi Delta Phi French honor society hosted an April 30 induction ceremony welcoming 14 new members.


Sigma Delta Pi inducts a record-setting number of new members

Forty-one students were inducted into Elon’s Rho Eta chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.

Arts & Sciences alumni recognized

Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, were honored Thursday at an annual awards celebration.

Elon participates in third-annual marathon reading

Elon joined colleges and universities across the country in the Marathon Reading of “Los empeños de una casa” as a part of the third annual “I am Quixote” Festival.

Kupatadze delivers keynote at Transformative Learning Conference at Tarleton State University

Kupatadze, senior lecturer in Spanish, spoke about student-faculty partnerships in the keynote address at the Texas university. 

Namaste leads Meaning of Food Conference

Nina Namaste, along with colleagues Alison Atkins from Wake Forest University and Claudia Femenias from High Point University, led the highly successful Meaning of Food: Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities.

Adamson presents at national teaching conference

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages & Cultures, presented on Feb. 24, 2018, at the Lilly Conference on Active and Engaged Learning.



4 p.m at The Oak House

Leadership Prize: David Duncan ’19 explores experiences of immigrant college students

The 2018 Leadership Prize recipient is using the award to research the mental health of immigrant students coping with uncertainty of the future.

Faculty Research Series panel discussion focuses on finding the right publisher

The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15. The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing. 

Drop-in TODAY to learn about courses and opportunities with languages & cultures

The Department of World Languages & Cultures is collaborating with the Global Education Center to host a drop-in open advising session in Carlton on Monday, Oct. 30

Schoenblatt receives Mitchell-Buck Scholarship from FLANC
Bryanna Schoenblatt '18 has been awarded this year's Mitchell-Buck Scholarship from the Foreign Language Association of N.C


Students of French, Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its second annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

Study abroad experience inspires alumna to pursue medical degree in Germany

A member of the Class of 2016, Alyssa Romano started medical school this summer in Tübingen, Germany. 

Elon marks Labor Day with celebration of university's workers

A panel discussion on Labor Day in Whitley Auditorium offered insights from those across the university who work to support students, faculty and staff. The discussion was moderated by Sherry Lee Linkon of Georgetown University.

Lang Hilgartner: Poetic Encounters with the Holocaust

Quiqui Lang Hilgartner, adjunct instructor in world languages and cultures, discusses how her summer translation project with a Sephardic Holocaust suvivor has changed her perspective as she begins this new school year.

Two Elon faculty featured in ACUE online course on effective teaching

The Association of College & University Educators selected two Elon faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences to include in their online Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which features 22 experts in college instruction and showcases footage of exemplary instruction by 52 faculty members across colleges and universities nationwide. 

Scott Windham touts cultural approach to language teaching in article

In the most recent issue of Teaching German, the associate professor of German provides evidence that serious, sustained cultural study in beginning and intermediate language courses increases student engagement, enrollment persistence and students’ perceptions of the importance of language proficiency.

Elon honors faculty, staff for excellence at awards luncheon

Four members of Elon's faculty and staff along with 19 retiring employees were honored May 10 for excellence and service to Elon.

Nonstop novel: Elon joins in marathon reading of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'

The 50th anniversary of the classic novel by Gabriel García Márquez was celebrated by a collaborative effort to read the famous novel aloud.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Lauren Salig '17, a psychology and Spanish double major from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, will travel to South America as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations. 

German youth exchange program offers live-work experience for Strategic Communications alumna

Kailyn Schmidt, a 2016 Strategic Communications graduate, has been spending the 2016-17 academic year studying, living, and working in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

Jazz, Klezmer and son cubano? The performance of 'Hatuey: Memory of Fire'

Spanish Instructor Quiqui Lang Hilgartner in the World Languages and Cultures Department tries her hand at versifying opera.

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