FINAL language assessment times for new students

New first-year and transfer students and current students can sign up for appointments to take the language assessment in five languages.  See dates and instructions below.

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 faculty members and 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.

Kupatadze named 2017-19 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar

Ketevan Kupatadze was selected as the 2017-19 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar to focus on student-faculty partnerships as high-impact practice.

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

AAC&U presentation features findings of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning

Nina Namaste and Jessie Moore represented the Center for Engaged Learning in a recent AAC&U presentation featuring findings from the center’s 2015-17 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience.

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

 

Ten Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study. 

World languages and cultures professor named newest CATL Scholar

Windham will work on turning SOTL research into classroom practice around teaching literacy, resulting in work that will be relevant to multiple languages. 

Elon celebrates International Ladino Day

"Kreer i esperar es la vida alargar" -  "Believing and hoping makes life longer" 

Art history professor presents at French studies conference hosted by Brown University

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented a paper Oct. 29, 2016, at the 19th century French Studies Conference hosted by Brown University. 

Guatemalan scholar finds opportunities to interact, share expertise during visit to Elon

Guatemalan graduate student Marco Saz visited Elon University to immerse himself culturally in the United States and share his expertise on education with youth at risk with Elon students, faculty and staff.

Global Neighborhood Association hosts November House Dinner 

More than 70 students, faculty and staff examined the style, subjects and history of political cartoons from around the world.

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.

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 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.

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: http://goo.gl/forms/Z88WK9m56c