Department of World Languages and Cultures to host drop-in open advising session – Nov. 2

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., students and faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures will join representatives from the Global Education Center in the Moseley Kitchen to answer questions about language majors and minors, regional studies programs and global engagement opportunities. We welcome all students, staff and faculty members for information and international food!

Are you a current student who still needs to take the language assessment (language placement exam)?

Proctored language assessments in five languages for students who missed the October 1 deadline of their first year at Elon will be offered as per the schedule below. 

Third screening of the III Hispanic Film Series generates great turnout

The film series was organized by Professors Nicole Triche in Communications and Professors Ketevan Kupatadze, Mayte de Lama, and Federico Pous in World Languages and Cultures. 

Class of 2016 Periclean Scholars publishes book about their journey

 "Our Periclean Journey" dives deep into how the aid world works from partnerships to money and conflict resolution.

Day of the Dead altar open Nov. 1-2 in Carlton Commons

The Department of World Languages and Cultures would like to invite you to visit our Day of the Dead altar on Nov. 1-2 in Carlton Commons, located on the first floor of Carlton Building.

French professors present at 50th Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

The theme of this year's conference was empowerment, transformation and social justice. 

Elon professor offers 'flashback' to senior seminar

Professor Judith K. Lang Hilgartner gets the chance to relive her experience of Elon's senior seminar. 

Spanish professor presents on Spanish drama in the Transmedia Age

Mina Garcia, associate professor of Spanish, explored the impact of technology in Early Modern Drama.

A very “Cuban week” for Prof. Judith K. Lang Hilgartner ‘10

Cuban music and poetry highlight this past week both at Elon and the University of Virginia.

Students of French present at inaugural Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and regional universities at its first Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

Elon faculty contribute to Teagle-funded grant for improving teaching in the humanities

As part of the “Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project” (CHRP), a three-year interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiative funded by Teagle Foundation, faculty from Elon, Park and Rockhurst universities and the University of Kansas came together for the third time this September to collaborate on instructional design with the goal to enhance teaching in the humanities.

Patricia Burns receives French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation grant

The grant will help support the inaugural Tournées Film Festival at Elon.

Elon Spanish professors Kupatadze and de Lama share research at a congress in Spain

Spanish professors Ketevan Kupatadze and Mayte de Lama shared their respective research at the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos in San Sebastian, Spain.

Elon expands business dual-degree program

The four-year program now includes partnerships with schools in Spain and Italy.

French program recognized by national organization as exemplary

Elon's French program has been recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French, the national organization of French teachers, as an Exemplary Post-Secondary Program with Honors.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Erin Luther ‘16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.

Elon participates in marathon reading of 'Don Quixote'

The 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and his novel, 'Don Quixote,' were celebrated with a weeklong event that included reading both volumes aloud.

Elon students awarded State Department scholarships

Elon University senior Alexandra “Allie” Barteldt and junior Benjamin Lutz have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Hindi in Asia, and Arabic in Africa, respectively.

Visiting Art History Scholar Holly R. Silvers publishes essay

Silvers's essay links masks from contemporary popular culture with 12th century corbel sculptures in southwestern France.

Dance film explores ‘The Passing of Time’

Elon University faculty members Jen Guy Metcalf and J McMerty '00, with assistance from several students and alumni, collaborated to examine a love story through ages and stages of life.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents paper on queer feminist reclamation of Belle Époque artist

At the SECAC conference in Pittsburgh, the art historian offered a glimpse into the previously overlooked artist's studio and its celebrated salon events.

Katharine Fredricksen '15 teaching English in Austria 

Katharine Fredricksen '15 is spending the 2015-16 academic year teaching English in Austria on a program funded by the Austrian federal government. 


Department of World Languages and Cultures to Host Drop-In Open Advising Session on October 28th

An Open Advising Session will be held by the World Languages and Cultures Department on October 28th for majors, minors, interdisciplinary minors and anyone interested in the study of world languages and cultures.

First Global Neighborhood 'House Dinner' draws enthusiastic crowd

Several hundred students gathered with faculty and staff on Sept. 1 to discuss the intersections food and culture.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.

Elon students earn high marks on Business German exam

Two Elon students recently earned high marks on the Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch, an internationally-recognized Business German exam.

Elon staff and faculty present at International Education Conference

Elon staff and faculty were active contributors at this year's annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

Students, locals bond over baseball during Dominican Republic trip

Following an inspiring Winter Term experience, Drew Forte ’15 and several other Elon University students collected more than 200 items of baseball equipment and shipped them in May to youth organizations in the Caribbean country.

Mina Garcia presents at an international conference on esoterism and witchcraft

The associate professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures presented at an international conference celebrated in Burgos, Spain, from May 5-7.

Two students win competitive science research internships in Germany

Ben Kaiser '16 and Alyssa Romano '16 will conduct science research at German universities this summer.

Global Education Center staff and faculty quoted in 'International Educator'

Woody Pelton, Rhonda Waller and Donna Van Bodegraven were quoted in an article published in the current issue of International Educator

Mina Garcia presents paper at Association of Hispanic Classical Theater

Mina Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper in March at the Association of Hispanic Classical Theater Conference.

Mina Garcia publishes article in Spain

Sophie Adamson presents at Davidson College at annual French teachers meeting

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, spoke at the spring meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French.

In 'Parody and Palimpsest,' a look at the playfulness of a popular author

Elon University Assistant Professor Sarah L. Glasco’s first book explores the way a diverse mix of writers and artists shaped Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s stories and how the popular Belgian author references literature and film in his novels to expose readers to other cultures.

Global Neighborhood faculty, staff and student present at conference

Members of the Global Neighborhood Association presented to a group of international educators at the NCAIE State Conference on March 13.

Scholar gives talk about French Muslims in contemporary France

A Feb. 19, 2015, guest lecture by Professor Michel Bondurand of the NC Consortium Paris program spoke about the way Muslims in France practice their faith.

French students perform Molière with contemporary flair

Students enrolled in FRE 371: French Theater in Production performed Molière's most popular farce "Le Médecin malgré lui" on Jan. 26 and 27.

Elon student awarded Holocaust Studies scholarship

Kelly Swaim ’17, recipient of the Miriam and Abe Brenner Holocaust Education Scholarship, traveled to Europe during Winter Term 2015 as part of Elon’s "Holocaust Journey" study abroad course.

Three faculty members named CATL Scholars

Brandon Essary, Jennifer Uno and Barbara Gordon will work on projects that explore the way students learn in Italian, in biology service-learning courses, and through writing and multimodal assignments, respectively.

Waiting list: If the World Languages and Cultures class in which you want to enroll is closed, please fill out the form at this location to get on the waiting list: