Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Intersted in the multilinguism debate?

 Then click on the New York Times link below to follow whats being said about multilingualism in today's global world.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/01/29/is-learning-a-language-other-than-english-worthwhile

Students: Career Svs to sponsor "How to Market your Liberal Arts Major" on Feb. 8th

Career Services is sponsoring a program "How to Market your Liberal Arts Major" on February 8th at 7 pm in the Career Resource Room.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Come to Spanish Conversation Tables

The Spanish Conversation Tables for the 2012 Spring Semester begin Monday, January 30th.  They are Monday's from 4-5pm and 8-9pm in the Eagle's Nest.  See you there!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society Applications Due Feb 6th

Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society: Call for New Members.  Applications are due by noon, Monday, February 6.  Majors and minors in French, Spanish, Spanish ECE/ECIS, and Foreign Studies were sent an email with the eligibility criteria and application form 1/24/12.  If you did not receive or cannot find the email, please contact Dr. William Cummins and request one.  wcummins@ashland.edu

Follow AU Early Childhood Education major through her journey

Caitlin Casavecchia is an Early Childhood Education Major at Ashland University and she has a Spanish Minor for PK-8 Majors. In the summer of 2010 Caitlin studied abroad in our AU in Costa Rica program where she observed, for the first time, an elementary classroom in Latin America. Caitlin's knowledge of Latin American culture and education is now taking her to Brazil where she will complete her student teaching. Caitlin leaves this coming Friday! ¡Buena Suerte Caitlin!


Follow her journey on her blog spot: http://teachchildrentolovelearning.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 23, 2012

Improve your Spanish speaking skills

Students and Speakers of Spanish:

If you would like to practice and improve your speaking skills in Spanish, please use the link below to complete a three-question survey.  Your prompt response to the survey will help us to set up Spanish conversation tables this semester.


http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EHEUJLDN4

Happy Chinese New Year!

It is the Spring Festival ( Chinese New Year ) in China today. Happy Spring Festival and Happy New Year!
(新年快乐xin nian kuai le )

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PAUSE-CAFÉ RESUMES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS?  If you do or are learning French at any level, you are invited to Pause-Café, the weekly French conversation hour.  This semester we will be meeting every Wednesday from 4:30 -- 5:30 in the Eagle's Landing.  Stop by the Eagle's Nest on your way in to order a beverage compliments of the French Club!  Come for a few minutes or stay for the whole hour.  The atmosphere is relaxed and all levels are welcome!

On January 25th, Lindsey Tippett will tell us about her semester in Strasbourg. Come discuss the study abroad experience with her!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Want to give back to the Department of Foreign Languages at AU?

Have you greatly benefited from the instruction you have received from the Department of Foreign Languages at AU? For the first time ever, you can give back to your favorite department online. Go to the following link to give any amount: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ashcas
Thank you for thinking of us!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ohio, what languages do you speak?


The MLA language map found at MLA.ORG lists the number of speakers of the following languages in Ohio:
213,147                 Spanish
44,594                   French
25,704                   Chinese
Ohio - we speak your languages in the Foreign Language Department at Ashland University!  Do you? You are not as competitive in any field in English only.