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Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages
(Spanish), presented her essay “Las chicas raras de STEM: An Overview”
at the 2016 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures, celebrated
November 3–5 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Posted on 11/7/2016 10:33:56 AM
Eileen Glisan's new book, titled Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, was recently published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
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Eileen Glisan conducted two full-day workshops on the topic of
Re-examining Foreign Language Teaching Through High-Leverage Teaching
Practices in August 2016. Glisan conducted one the of the workshops as
the featured speaker at the Orange County (Calif.) Language Teachers
Summit, and she presented the second workshop to language teachers in
the Charlotte Latin School District (N.C.).
Posted on 8/22/2016 7:25:34 AM
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages
(Spanish), presented her essay "From Content Coverage to
Cultural/Linguistic Competence: A Literature Course, a Professor, and a
Call to Action" at the 2016 Modern Language Association annual
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Tiffany Kwong, a senior with a major in nursing and a minor in French,
participated in a study abroad program during summer 2015 with the help
of a $1,000 scholarship from the College Language Association.
Posted on 12/26/2015 11:59:30 AM
Eileen Glisan gave two presentations at the annual Fall Convention of
the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), held
in San Diego on Nov. 19–22.
Posted on 11/30/2015 8:24:27 AM
IUP French students and the IUP French Club joined to organize a vibrant tribute to the recent victims of terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut.
Posted on 11/17/2015 10:28:30 AM
Shijuan Liu and an advanced Chinese language student, Linus Morales,
presented their research at the Chinese Language Teachers Association of
Western Pennsylvania, hosted by Penn State University, University Park
campus, on October 17, 2015.
Posted on 10/20/2015 1:52:30 PM
On September 26, 2015, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators
Society (APPLES) hosted its annual fall event in conjunction with its
fall membership meeting.
Posted on 10/9/2015 4:53:41 PM
The IUP German Club invites you to watch “Europa Europa” on Wednesday, October
14, at 7:30 p.m. in 206 McElhaney.
Posted on 10/8/2015 6:36:58 PM
The maximum number of students is 10, and the application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2016.
Posted on 10/8/2015 11:37:34 AM
The IUP Korean Program will host a presentation by LiNK (Liberty in
North Korea) on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the Delaware Room
of the HUB.
Posted on 9/19/2015 3:50:11 AM
Eileen Glisan published the fifth edition of her co-authored text, Teachers Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, with Cengage Learning in September 2015.
Posted on 9/11/2015 2:53:19 PM
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Eileen Glisan conducted a two-day workshop for the Leadership Initiative
for Language Learning, sponsored by the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages, on July 21–22, 2015.
Posted on 8/21/2015 8:15:01 AM
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Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish),
presented her essay “Memory, Exile, and Transnational Poetic Voice:
Severo Sarduy’s Big Bang (1974)” at the 68th Kentucky Foreign Language
Conference, celebrated April 23–25, 2015, at the University of Kentucky
Posted on 4/27/2015 12:07:25 PM
Linus Morales, a freshman in IUP Chinese language classes, won second
place in the final contest of the fifth Chinese Bridge Speech Contest
for University Students in New England, which was held in Boston on
April 12, 2015.
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Linus Morales, a student in the CHIN 281 class of the spring 2015
semester, was selected as one
of the seven finalists (at the Intermediate Level) from nearly 50
students to compete in the final contest to be held at Boston, April 12,
Posted on 4/6/2015 5:27:50 PM
The IUP Japanese program is hosting this college-level
Japanese Speech Contest on Saturday, April 11, with contestants from IUP, Carnegie Mellon, Lock Haven, and Slippery Rock universities.
Posted on 4/6/2015 8:34:59 AM
Laura Delbrugge has published an edited volume, Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, extending the applicability of Stephen Greenblatt’s
theories on self-fashioning, originally framed in the context of
Elizabethan England, to medieval and Early Modern Portugal, Castile, and
Posted on 3/31/2015 2:06:11 PM
Spaces are limited—first come, first served! Application deadline: April 17, 2015.
Posted on 3/17/2015 10:49:59 PM
The IUP French Club and faculty will hold games and activities
this Friday (March 20) in the lobby of the
Eberly College of Business for International Francophonie Day, celebrating the French language
and Francophone cultures.
Posted on 3/17/2015 10:31:15 AM
Eileen Glisan presented “Crossing the Border: Helping Students Reach Advanced-Level
Proficiency” at the Middlebury Institute of
International Studies at Monterey, Calif., in March 2015.
Posted on 3/16/2015 8:16:12 AM
Eileen Glisan conducted three workshops for world language teachers in area school districts in February 2015.
Posted on 3/4/2015 8:52:25 AM
Yong-Taek Kim, Department of Foreign Languages, is offering a faculty-led culture tour to Korea in summer 2015. Six total credits are available.
Posted on 2/27/2015 3:27:26 AM
The 2015 Chinese New Year celebration is scheduled for Friday, February 20, in the Ohio Room of the HUB. The event includes cultural activities, games, food, and performances, including
professional group from Pittsburgh demonstrating the Chinese lion
dance. The event is free to the public.
Posted on 2/9/2015 9:41:38 AM
Eileen Glisan conducted two presentations for language faculty at the
University of Pennsylvania Penn Language Center in January 2015.
Posted on 1/21/2015 8:25:24 AM
Pete Brooks published “It Takes a Department! A Study of the Culture of Proficiency in Three Successful Foreign Language Teacher Education Programs” in the journal Foreign Language Annals.
Posted on 12/9/2014 9:16:17 AM
Pete Brooks copresented “Entitled Attaining Advanced Oral Proficiency: Three Model Foreign Language Education Programs” at the
annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages on November 22, 2014.
Posted on 12/9/2014 9:08:03 AM
French students at IUP take second place nationally in the “Language Practice Goes Global” contest held by the language learning social network WeSpeke.com.
Posted on 12/5/2014 9:51:49 AM
Sierra Sailor, an advanced Chinese language student, received the PSECU International Education Scholarship ($2,000) from the PASSHE Foundation to support her to study abroad in China in fall of 2014.
Posted on 12/3/2014 9:45:26 AM
Shijuan (Laurel) Liu received the 2014 Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language at the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) held in San Antonio, Texas, November 20-23.
Posted on 12/3/2014 9:35:05 AM
In addition to moderating the research plenary, Eileen Glisan, Foreign Languages, copresented the workshop
“Enhancing Instruction with Integrated Performance Assessment”
at the 2014 convention of the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages, November 20–23.
Posted on 12/1/2014 8:51:08 AM
Heide Witthöft, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “(Non)Person:
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s (Un)Real Existence” at the 2014 Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference.
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IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award
recipient Kali Rosenberger will share her experience of the identity evolution experienced while living and working in different cultural settings on Monday, November 10.
The program is open to faculty, students, and administrators.
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Join the French Club for a trip to explore French culinary establishments in Pittsburgh on Saturday, November 15.
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The Korean Conversation Club meets every
Wednesday, and tutoring is
available every Tuesday and Thursday.
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All are invited to Japan Night, hosted by the Japanese Student Association, on Friday, November 7.
Posted on 10/30/2014 10:16:06 AM
The faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages took part in a
whole day retreat on Friday, October 10th, 2014, at the IUP College
Posted on 10/13/2014 12:40:12 PM
Join the IUP French Club, and encourage your students to join. The first meeting takes place September 30 in Wallwork Hall, Room G-49.
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The IUP German Club will host a potluck on Monday, September 29, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second floor of the HUB (above the food court).
Posted on 9/23/2014 5:14:45 PM
Learn about WeSpeke.com, the social network of foreign languages, with CEO Mike Elchik on Tuesday, September 23.
Posted on 9/19/2014 9:39:57 AM
Want to understand K-Pop and K-Drama without English subtitles? Join the free weekly Korean Conversation Club, open to the public.
Posted on 9/17/2014 4:39:30 PM
The 2014 IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching took place on Friday, April 25, at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center.
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Pete Brooks was invited to present “Transforming Classroom Discourse with Instructional Conversation” to 30 foreign language teachers and five student teachers in the State College Area School District in March 2014.
Posted on 3/13/2014 9:16:50 AM
Heide Witthöft, Foreign Languages, presented “Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s Identity Formation:
Sameness, Selfhood, Scent” as part of the special session on “Aberrations of the
Human Mind: German Literature from Thomas Mann to Patrick Süskind” at the
2014 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900.
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Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), formed
part of the special session “Artistic Affinities and Feminist Thought in
the Works of Clara Janés” at the 2014 convention of the Modern
Posted on 1/20/2014 2:23:02 PM
Pete Brooks, Department of Foreign Languages, copresented “Transforming Classroom
Discourse with Instructional Conversation” at the 2013 convention of
the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Posted on 12/4/2013 8:06:10 AM
Christina Huhn, Jean-Louis Dassier, and Shijuan
Liu presented “Personalized Learning: Realities of Technology in Foreign Language Courses” at the annual convention of the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages in November 2013.
Posted on 12/2/2013 10:43:20 AM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, copresented “Using Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) to Improve Learning
and Instruction” at the
annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages in November 2013.
Posted on 12/2/2013 7:55:50 AM
On Friday, November 15, the Spanish faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages welcomed eight new students to membership in the Iota Mu chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
Posted on 11/19/2013 9:50:49 PM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, coauthored Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment, which will be released at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in November 2013.
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Come celebrate Halloween with the IUP French Club on Wednesday, October 30, with the movie “A Monster in Paris” in the HUB Allegheny Room.
Posted on 10/25/2013 9:12:41 AM
Come join the Hispanic Heritage Council, Latino Student Organization,
and CALSA for a “Noche de Espantos” (All Hallow’s Eve) on Saturday, October 26,
2013, in the HUB Ohio Room. Entertainment, stories, and food, plus a costume contest with prizes!
Posted on 10/22/2013 1:14:09 PM
Come celebrate at the East Asia Night Fall Celebration Festival on Friday, October 11, from 5:00–7:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Posted on 10/7/2013 12:44:36 AM
The Department of Foreign Languages is proud to unveil the program for
its 2014 Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching.
Posted on 10/2/2013 9:42:30 AM
Students learning a foreign language: We want to know what you think about using technology in your classes. Please take our survey on technology use before midnight on Saturday, October 5.
Posted on 10/2/2013 9:36:07 AM
Students learning a foreign language, please take our survey on technology use and register for a chance to win a $30 Co-Op gift card.
Posted on 9/25/2013 10:38:59 AM
The IUP French Club is proud to invite you to its first 2013–2014 movie night. The critically-acclaimed Women on the Sixth Floor will be showed on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB Allegheny Room.
Posted on 9/23/2013 9:38:12 AM
Heide Witthöft, Department of Foreign Languages, published “The Ultimate
Outsider as Ultimate Insider: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s
Path to Becoming One with Society in Patrick Süskind’s Das Parfum (The
Perfume)” in the Image of the Outsider III in Literature, Media, and Society.
Posted on 9/17/2013 9:24:23 AM
Take our survey on technology use, and register for a chance to win a $30 Co-Op gift card.
Posted on 9/11/2013 4:05:11 PM
The Japanese Program at IUP will host a Japanese Conversation
Club starting on September 11 from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in Keith 165.
Posted on 9/8/2013 10:02:27 AM
The Japanese program is offering a new class, ASIA 281-002 Anime, in Fall 2013. This class utilizes anime as a means to understand modern Japanese culture and society.
Posted on 8/19/2013 4:30:21 PM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, coauthored “Oral Proficiency Standards and Foreign Language Teacher Candidates: Current Findings and Future Research Directions” in the summer 2013 issue of Foreign Language Annals.
Posted on 6/20/2013 1:52:52 PM
Eileen Glisan published “On Keeping the Target Language in Language Teaching: A Bottom-up Effort to Protect the Public and Students” in the Perspectives section of the summer 2013 issue of Modern Language Journal.
Posted on 6/14/2013 3:20:55 PM
Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, published “La emoción como búsqueda de la sabiduría en El Primero Sueño de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695)” (Emotion as a Search for Wisdom in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s First Dream 1651–1695) in the journal Mirabilia.
Posted on 5/6/2013 10:07:06 PM
Summer Intensive Korean I and II will be offered from May 20–June 19, 2013. It counts as 6 credits of language requirements. It is also open to the public.
Posted on 4/30/2013 4:35:47 PM
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Spanish, presented “Speaking Proficiency and the Traditional Second-Language Literature/Culture Classroom: A Case for Opening Dialogue” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 18–20, 2013.
Posted on 4/24/2013 10:09:18 AM
The Japanese Student Organization will host its last Japanese Movie Night this academic year with a showing of Ponyo on April 26 at 5:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium.
Posted on 4/23/2013 7:22:48 AM
A promotion table will be set up near the center of Oak Grove this week through Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. to promote Chinese, Japanese, Critical Languages (Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Swahili), and Asian Studies.
Posted on 4/23/2013 7:13:36 AM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), published “Evaluating Effective Teaching in the 21st Century World Language Classroom” in the Dimension 2013, published by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching.
Posted on 4/17/2013 5:39:43 PM
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The Japanese Program at IUP is hosting the first Asian Karaoke Night. All students, staff, and faculty who are interested in singing Asian songs as well as American songs are welcome.
Posted on 4/1/2013 12:35:28 PM
“Why Learn French in the XXIst Century?” This interdisplinary presentation and discussion with French honorary consuls, French faculty and students, and colleagues from around Western Pennsylvania will take place on on April 3, 2013.
Posted on 3/27/2013 8:45:57 AM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, was guest speaker at the University of Delaware in March 2013 for the university’s Distinguished Scholar Series. Her topic was “Crossing the Border: Helping Students Reach Advanced-Level Proficiency.”
Posted on 3/25/2013 10:17:35 AM
The French faculty at IUP are looking for the subjects of our next videotaped mini-interviews for our Facebook page, which also displays students’ advocacy projects in addition to the interviews about French, France, your experience learning French, etc.
Posted on 3/13/2013 8:25:58 AM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), presented a session at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in Baltimore, Md., March 7-10, 2013.
Posted on 3/11/2013 8:55:55 PM
Heide Wittöft, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “The Ultimate Outsider as Ultimate Insider: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s Path to Becoming One with Society in Patrick Süskind’s Das Parfum (The Perfume)” on March 8, 2013, at the Society for Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery conference.
Posted on 3/11/2013 9:39:46 AM
Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, and Francisco Alarcón, Department of Mathematics, interviewed 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum in December 2012.
Posted on 2/24/2013 8:38:22 PM
The Japanese Student Organization invites you to this Valentine-themed romantic animation (PG, with English subtitles) at 5:00 p.m. on February 22 in McVitty Auditorium.
Posted on 2/19/2013 2:23:34 PM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, recently earned full recertification by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as an Oral Proficiency Interview Tester of Spanish.
Posted on 2/13/2013 10:24:06 AM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, copresented “Establishing a Research Agenda: Connecting with the K-16 Language Classroom” at the convention of the Modern Language Association held in January 2013 in Boston.
Posted on 1/11/2013 12:57:40 PM
Professor Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, has published a short story in Déjame que te cuente: Antología, historias de inmigrantes hispanos ("Anthology of Stories by Hispanic Immigrants") (Chiringa Press, 2012).
Posted on 12/9/2012 7:39:50 PM
Eileen W. Glisan co-presented three sessions at the ACTFL annual conference in November, related to her leadership on the ACTFL national Research Priorities Project. The purpose of the proejct is to establish a national research agenda to inform and improve practice in foreign language classrooms.
Posted on 11/30/2012 8:08:04 AM
Frank Brooks, Eileen Glisan, and Jean-Louis Dassier presented a session titled “Preparing Foreign Language Teachers: It Takes an Entire Educational Community” at the conference in Philadelphia on November 16, 2012.
Posted on 11/28/2012 10:48:13 AM
Christina Huhn, Foreign Languages, presented a session at the annual American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention in Philadelphia, Pa., November 16–18, 2012.
Posted on 11/20/2012 12:51:27 AM
The current German courses at the Elementary and Intermediate level will be phased out as their replacement courses will be phased in.
Posted on 11/8/2012 8:25:14 AM
Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “Postmodernism in Cristina García’s Dreaming in Cuban” at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference on September 22, 2012.
Posted on 11/6/2012 9:01:39 PM
In celebration of Halloween, the Japanese Language Program and Japanese Student Association will host the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012, at McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall.
Posted on 10/23/2012 3:41:15 PM
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “Clara Janés’ ‘Postcard Poems’: Intermediating Analog and Digital Literary Modes” at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 2012, and shares her experience walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago.
Posted on 10/18/2012 12:05:12 PM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, presented a series of three webinars for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in October 2012.
Posted on 10/17/2012 8:26:08 AM
The week of Monday, October 29, to Friday, November 2 is Maya Week at IUP. This week’s activities hope to debunk erroneous theories and educate the community about the Mayan prophecies of December 21, 2012.
Posted on 10/15/2012 8:33:33 PM
Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, presented a paper entitled “Empowerment of Women in Cristina García’s Dreaming in Cuban” in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2012.
Posted on 10/7/2012 2:05:13 PM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), presented a session at the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Conference, held at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., on September 28–29, 2012.
Posted on 10/1/2012 10:49:53 PM
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The Hispanic Heritage Council and the Latino Student Association will hold auditions for the annual Noche Latina on September 18, September 19, and September 24, 2012, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in Sutton 454.
Posted on 9/14/2012 2:23:08 PM
Marveta Ryan-Sams (Department of Foreign Languages, Spanish) presented a paper at the ninth biennial conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, held in San José, Costa Rica, August 7-10, 2012.
Posted on 8/23/2012 2:02:14 PM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), and Spanish Education student Andrew Erway participated in the West Virginia Spanish Language Immersion Camp on June 27–July 3, 2012, at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, W.Va.
Posted on 7/5/2012 1:07:45 PM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), published “In Search of Innovation: Research on Effective Models of Foreign Language Teacher Preparation” in the Summer 2012 special issue of Foreign Language Annals.
Posted on 6/5/2012 2:32:52 PM
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Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, was invited to publish a chapter article entitled “Laura Esquivel’s Quantum Leap in the Law of Love” in Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions.
Posted on 5/6/2012 4:56:58 PM
Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, published “A Recipe on Teaching Hispanic Literature to Undergraduate Students in the United States” in the Journal of International Studies on Law and Education.
Posted on 5/3/2012 2:58:07 PM
Professor Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, and Professor Mary Beth Leidman, Department of Communications Media, are executive producers of a new talk show on WIUP-TV that aims to engage, inform, educate, and entertain the campus and surrounding community.
Posted on 5/3/2012 2:00:03 PM
Jazminn Jones, a student in a Chinese 202 class at IUP, won third place in the Senior Level Group at the third annual Eastern U.S. Chinese Proficiency Competition, held April 7, 2012, and was interviewed by Voice of America.
Posted on 4/9/2012 6:37:44 PM
Laura Delbrugge of the IUP Department of Foreign Languages has published a book chapter, “Pragmatism, Patience, and the Passion: The Converso Element in the Summa de paciencia (1493) and the Thesoro de la passion (1494)."
The chapter was published as part of the volume Conversos of Medieval Iberia in March 2012
Posted on 4/4/2012 2:57:56 PM
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), presented “Learners Wanted: Strategies and Methods in World Language Classrooms” at the 2012 Southern Conference on Language Teaching.
Posted on 3/28/2012 11:35:01 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan co-presented a session at the Modern Language Association annual convention held in Seattle, Washington, in January 2012. The topic of the session was "Toward a Standards-Based Research Agenda."
Posted on 1/18/2012 8:54:46 AM
Dr. Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), co-presented a session at the annual American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention in Denver, Colo., November 18–20, 2011.
Posted on 11/30/2011 1:35:39 PM
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, presented two sessions at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in Denver, Colorado, November 18–20, 2011.
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:33:29 AM
Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams, Department of Foreign Languages, presented a paper titled “Poeticizing Injustice: Poems from Cuba’s Black Press (1882-1888).”
Posted on 11/18/2011 1:49:06 PM
Dr. Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), published “CAI and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines” in the fall 2011 issue of the International Association for Language Learning Technology Journal.
Posted on 11/9/2011 1:28:32 PM
The second meeting for students interested in participating in study abroad in Cuernavaca, México, in May and June of 2012 will be held on November 15, 2011, in Stouffer 135, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Posted on 11/8/2011 10:29:38 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Foreign Languages was invited to form part of the editorial board of the journal Race, Culture, and Identity.
Posted on 10/30/2011 1:55:27 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Foreign Languages presented a paper entitled “La familia: Unity and Latino Identity in Loida Maritza Pérez” at the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference in September 2011.
Posted on 10/30/2011 1:50:21 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Foreign Languages was one of the few invited to attend a reception hosted by Mr. Jorge Dezcallar, the Ambassador of Spain, in Washington, D.C., in July 2011.
Posted on 10/1/2011 3:08:44 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Foreign Languages presented a paper entitled “The Family in Loida Maritza Pérez’s Geographies of Home” in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 10/1/2011 3:00:30 PM
Dr. Paul Carranza, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, presented a paper at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry, at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on September 5.
Posted on 9/20/2011 10:47:08 AM
A meeting for current Foreign Language majors and minors, as well as those interested in advanced foreign language study, will be held Wednesday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork Hall.
Posted on 9/19/2011 3:03:36 PM
Dr. Frank Brooks, Department of Foreign Languages, gave a day-long workshop to world language teachers at Fairview High School in Fairview, Pa., on August 18, 2011.
Posted on 8/26/2011 3:01:58 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education, presented a session at the conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in August 2011.
Posted on 8/19/2011 2:16:00 PM
Dr. Marjorie Zambrano Paff, Department of Spanish, recently presented her paper, “Mediated Humor in the Legal Setting The Construction of New Identities,” at the International Society for Language Studies conference, which took place June 23–25, 2011, in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Posted on 6/28/2011 3:35:49 PM
Dr. Marjorie Zambrano Paff, Department of Spanish, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Latino Student Exploration Day dinner program event in April 2011.
Posted on 5/6/2011 1:12:08 PM
The departments of Spanish and of French and German sponsored the annual IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, Friday, April 29, 2011. The conference took place at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center.
Posted on 5/6/2011 9:45:28 AM
Dr. Marjorie Zambrano Paff, Department of Spanish, presented “Pragmatics A Fourth ‘P’ in the Teaching of Culture?” at the IUP Spring Methodology Conference on April 29, 2011.
Posted on 5/4/2011 12:54:17 PM
IUP’s new M.A. in Spanish is a program of advanced study combining the areas of foreign language pedagogy, Hispanic literatures and cultures, and Spanish language and applied linguistics.
Posted on 5/3/2011 11:06:36 AM
Dr. Frank “Pete” Brooks, Department of Spanish, was invited to give a talk about his award-winning research, followed by a workshop, at a meeting of a consortium of foreign languages faculty members from Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst colleges.
Posted on 4/21/2011 10:27:08 AM
Dr. Marjorie Zambrano Paff, Department of Spanish, published “The Impact of Interpreters’ Linguistic Choices in Bilingual Hearings” in Selected Proceedings of the 13th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, which will appear in late April 2011.
Posted on 4/18/2011 1:07:27 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, delivered the keynote address at the annual Southwest Conference on Language Teaching in Fort Worth, Texas.
Posted on 4/11/2011 8:21:48 AM
Subsequently to her article on the meaning of life being published, Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish, was invited to serve on two international journal editorial boards and one international literary organization that publishes academic books in Brazil.
Posted on 4/10/2011 11:29:00 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, from the Department of Spanish, was invited to publish an article on the meaning of life for a special issue in the journal Notandum Revista Semestral Internacional de Estudios Académicos.
Posted on 4/10/2011 11:27:39 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan attended a two day meeting of the STARTALK Task Force at the University of Maryland in February 2011.
Posted on 2/18/2011 2:19:13 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, presided over the 2010 annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in November 2010 in her role as president of the organization.
Posted on 1/31/2011 8:31:03 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish was invited to write an article titled “Laura Esquivel’s Quantum Leap in the Law of Love” that was included in the book Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions.
Posted on 11/10/2010 9:12:59 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish presented a paper titled “Humor in Unexpected Places Barros, Esquivel, and Peri Rossi” at Duquesne University.
Posted on 11/10/2010 9:09:11 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, delivered the keynote address at the annual fall conference of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, held in Erie in October 2010.
Posted on 10/20/2010 10:29:26 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan delivered the keynote address and a three hour workshop at the annual conference of the Kentucky World Language Association held in Lexington in September 2010. Approximately four hundred world language educators attended the conference.
Posted on 9/22/2010 9:32:44 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, of the Department of Spanish, was a panelist at the annual Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Seminar West, held in Colorado Springs in June 2010.
Posted on 6/29/2010 11:30:17 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish, presented a paper titled “Humor, Breaking the Norms to Crack a Smile Pia Barros, Laura Esquivel, and Cristina Peri Rossi” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Posted on 5/1/2010 11:57:40 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish received notification that her article, “Apples Are to Oranges as Peace Is to Conflict Women in the Humanities and (Latin American) Women’s Literature,” was accepted for publication in the Journal Milenio.
Posted on 5/1/2010 11:50:44 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish was invited to write the preface to the book The Novels of María de Zayas (1590–1650) The Supernatural and the Occult in Spanish Women’s Literature of the Seventeenth Century.
Posted on 5/1/2010 11:42:03 AM
Dr. Marjorie Zambrano Paff, Department of Spanish, published the article “Immigration Interpreter’s Co construction of Defendant’s Testimony through Coercive Linguistic Techniques (Part I)” in the Spring Fall 2009 issue of Hispanic Journal.
Posted on 4/21/2010 10:46:17 AM
Dr. Eileen Glisan, Department of Spanish, presented the keynote address at the annual Ohio Foreign Language Association conference in April 2010. The title was “On Paradigm Shift and Climate Change Are Our Classrooms ‘Hot’ Enough?”
Posted on 4/12/2010 10:34:41 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, copresented a three hour workshop at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in New York City in March 2010.
Posted on 4/2/2010 8:07:35 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, participated in two sessions at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in San Diego, California, in November 2009.
Posted on 1/27/2010 8:35:43 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez from the Department of Spanish received notice that two of her poems were accepted for publication. The poems, “Palabras Sucias” (Dirty Words) and “Lágrimas” (Tears), were accepted for publication in the journal Chiricú, published by Indiana University at Bloomington.
Posted on 1/6/2010 11:13:27 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish was invited to deliver two lectures at Millersville University.
Posted on 11/15/2009 1:47:01 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish presented a paper at the twenty second annual Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference on September 19, 2009.
Posted on 11/15/2009 1:33:16 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education, published the fourth edition of her co authored textbook, Teacher’s Handbook Contextualized Language Instruction.
Posted on 11/4/2009 8:39:58 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, presented a full day workshop for faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages at West Virginia University on August 17, 2009.
Posted on 8/19/2009 9:35:20 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, delivered the keynote address at the California Language Teachers’ Association Conference in Sacramento on March 1, 2009.
Posted on 8/19/2009 9:32:25 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez’s article, “Introduction to Humor Theory Explified in Julio Cortázar and Cristina Peri Rossi,” was accepted for publication in the journal Textos Works and Criticism.
Posted on 8/12/2009 11:33:45 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish was invited to present on U.S. Latinas on May 13, 2009, at the Universidad del Valle in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Posted on 8/12/2009 11:30:36 PM
IUP students studying abroad in Costa Rica are featured in a video recently posted on YouTube. The video documents their experience as they fly to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, see the jungle up close, enjoy the beach, and ward off a monkey attempting to steal their food.
Posted on 5/20/2009 11:29:35 AM
The purpose of this study is to understand better the types of teaching practices in which teachers at various levels of proficiency engage.
Posted on 5/4/2009 4:15:01 PM
Dawn Smith Sherwood from the Department of Spanish presented her work “Clara Janés' Emerging Digital Poetics” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, held April 16 18, 2009.
Posted on 4/28/2009 11:07:06 AM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Spanish was invited to speak about the importance of higher education by the city of La Piedad, Michoacán, México.
Posted on 4/7/2009 6:16:31 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez was invited to present on March 13, 2009, at a one day symposium organized by the Women’s Studies Program and the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee at Southern Connecticut State University.
Posted on 3/16/2009 2:01:41 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, professor in the Department of Spanish, earned recertification by Language Testing International and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as an Oral Proficiency Tester of Spanish.
Posted on 2/16/2009 8:49:01 AM
Frank B. Brooks and Dawn Smith Sherwood copresented the session “Using Assessment to Mend the Language Literature Split in Higher Education” at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, December 27, 2008, in San Francisco, Calif.
Posted on 1/30/2009 1:30:43 PM
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, associate professor in the Department of Spanish, has two new works accepted for publication.
Posted on 1/30/2009 8:36:28 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, of the Department of Spanish, was recently elected president elect of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Posted on 1/26/2009 8:34:38 AM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan of the Spanish Department served as one of three invited panelists in a Special Feature Plenary Session at the annual fall conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), held in Orlando, Fla.
Posted on 11/26/2008 11:46:18 AM
Marjorie Zambrano Paff presented a paper at the Fourth International Colloquium of EDICE (Estudios sobre el Discurso de la Cortesía en Español) (Studies on (Im)Politeness in Spanish Discourse), held in Rome. The subject of her paper was the use of
Posted on 11/6/2008 4:34:54 PM
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan copresented a full day preconference workshop at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, held in Pittsburgh. The topic of the workshop was “Assessing Oral Proficiency Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) Beginner Workshop.”
Posted on 10/16/2008 1:32:47 PM
French author, screenwriter and director Philippe Claudel will be at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5 for a variety of events encouraging the discussion and study of contemporary French literature and cinema.
Posted on 10/13/2008 9:31:05 AM
Lydia Rodríguez’s latest publication is a co-edited book, Mosaico Literario sobre autoras latinoamericanas y caribeñas (Literary Mosaic on Latin American and Caribbean Women Writers).
Posted on 9/25/2008 11:05:39 AM
Kathy Barton presented on “Increasing the Use of the Target Language in the Classroom Experiences of Beginning and Veteran Teachers” at the 2008 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese international conference in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Posted on 9/8/2008 11:46:05 AM
“Reflections of German Civilization Articles, Stories, and Notices in the Willa Cather Collection” by Peter Sullivan appeared in the book Willa Cather New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions.
Posted on 9/3/2008 11:00:57 AM
Frank “Pete” Brooks cowrote the chapter “Embodiment as Self Regulation in L2 Task Performance,” published in the 2008 edited volume Gesture Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Research. This volume is part of the ESL and Applied Linguistics Professional Series.
Posted on 9/2/2008 9:36:03 AM
A mandatory meeting for freshman Spanish and French Education majors and other new Spanish and French Education majors will be held from 4 45 to 6 00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008, in Stouffer Hall, Room 140.
Posted on 8/19/2008 8:36:54 AM
Eileen Glisan conducted two days of training for the new military and civilian foreign language instructors at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
Posted on 8/13/2008 10:46:04 AM
Orientation for incoming Spanish majors will be Sunday, August 24, at 3 30 pm in Sutton Hall, Room 464. All new majors and those interested in becoming Spanish majors should attend this meeting.
Posted on 7/25/2008 1:56:07 PM
A meeting for all current and prospective Spanish majors and minors will be held from 7 00 to 8 30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in Folger Dining Hall.
Posted on 7/22/2008 1:44:06 PM
The deadline to apply for summer study in Costa Rica is February 22. Participants earn IUP credit during this four week excursion, which includes classwork and touring. Visit the Spanish Department's Costa Rica Study Abroad page for an application.
Posted on 2/13/2008 12:48:23 PM
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