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Liu Gives Invited Presentation on Teaching Online

Shijuan Liu gave an invited presentation at the second Online Chinese Teaching Forum and Workshop, organized by the Confucius Institue of Michigan State University, November 11–12, 2016. The title of her presentation was "Teaching Chinese Language Online: What, When, Why, How?"

Posted on 12/8/2016 2:14:07 PM

Glisan Discusses Core Practices in Foreign Language Teaching

Eileen Glisan presented a pre-conference workshop at the fall convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in Boston in November 2016. The topic of the workshop was “Enacting the Work of Teaching: Introducing Core Practices in Foreign Language Teaching,”

Posted on 11/28/2016 7:58:28 AM

Smith-Sherwood Presents on Spanish Women Writers and STEM

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

Glisan Publishes Book on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

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.

Posted on 11/2/2016 7:55:20 AM

Huhn and Lentz Publish “Cultural Portfolios for Post-Secondary and Secondary Language Classes”

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, in collaboration with Leanne Lentz (Franklin Regional Middle School) have contributed an article to the Pennsylvania Modern Language Forum.

Posted on 10/3/2016 8:02:18 PM

Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society Hosts “Making Grammar Mean Something to the Learner”

On October 1, 2016, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society hosted its annual fall event in conjunction with its fall membership meeting.

Posted on 10/3/2016 7:47:07 PM

Capacity Crowd Makes Foreign Languages Programs and Activities Fair a Rousing Success

More than 100 students and faculty gathered on September 14 to celebrate and advocate for second language proficiency and intercultural competence and critical skills for the 21st century.

Posted on 9/18/2016 10:12:50 PM

Glisan Re-examines Foreign Language Teaching Through High-Leverage Teaching Practices

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

Smith-Sherwood Presents on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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 convention.

Posted on 1/25/2016 9:08:06 AM

Huhn Presents on National Foreign Language Standards

Christina Huhn gave a research presentation titled “National Standards: Post-secondary Impact” at the annual fall convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in San Diego on November 19–22, 2015.

Posted on 1/12/2016 6:40:04 PM

IUP Nursing Student Wins Scholarship to Study French Abroad

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

Glisan Gives Two Presentations at National Language Conference

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

Vigil Held in Remembrance of Paris Victims

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

Liu and Student Present Research to Chinese Language Teachers Association

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

Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society Hosts Workshop on Building Classroom Target Language Use; Huhn Re-Elected President

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

German Club Movie Night

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

2016 Summer Culture Tour to South Korea

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

Presentation: Shift From Politics to People in North Korea

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

Glisan Publishes Fifth Edition of Language Methodology Textbook

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

Department of Foreign Languages Kicks Off New Year in Fair Fashion

Eight student presenters shared their experiences of language study, travel abroad, internship, and employment opportunities as the Department of Foreign Languages welcomed new and returning students to another academic year.

Posted on 9/10/2015 4:17:19 PM

Five for Five! May 2015 Spanish Education Graduates All Secure Teaching Positions

The Department of Foreign Languages is celebrating the start of the 2015 2016 academic year with the great news that each of its

Posted on 8/28/2015 3:31:13 PM

Glisan Presents Workshop at National Leadership Institute

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

Liu Presents “Technology in Chinese Language Teaching in the United States”

Shijuan Liu, Department of Foreign Languages, gave an invited presentation at the Ninth International Conference on Internet Chinese Education, which was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 19–21, 2015.

Posted on 8/13/2015 11:10:24 AM

Smith-Sherwood Presents on Big Bang at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

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 in Lexington.

Posted on 4/27/2015 12:07:25 PM

IUP Chinese Language Student Takes Second in Final Chinese Speech Contest, New England

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.

Posted on 4/24/2015 5:06:53 PM

Turning 40 and Still Very Young!

The Department of Foreign Languages will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching on Friday, April 17, at the KCAC.

Posted on 4/15/2015 12:13:47 PM

Chinese Language Student Wins Preliminary Contest of the Fifth Chinese Speech Contest for University Students in New England

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, 2015.

Posted on 4/6/2015 5:27:50 PM

First Annual College Japanese Speech Contest in Western Pennsylvania

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

Delbrugge Publishes Edited Volume About Theories on Self-Fashioning

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 Aragon.

Posted on 3/31/2015 2:06:11 PM

Faculty-Led Culture Tour to Korea in Summer 2015

Spaces are limited—first come, first served! Application deadline: April 17, 2015.

Posted on 3/17/2015 10:49:59 PM

IUP French Club Celebrates International Francophonie Day

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

Glisan Speaks in Lecture Series at Language Institute

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

Glisan Presents Workshops for Language Faculty in Local School Districts

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

Let’s Explore the World’s Coolest Brand: Korea!

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

2015 Chinese New Year Celebration

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 a 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

Glisan Presents Talks at University of Pennsylvania Language Center

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

Brooks Publishes Study of Successful Foreign Language Teacher Education Programs

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

Brooks Gives Research Presentation on Model Foreign Language Education Programs

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

IUP Students in the French Program Rank Second Nationally in “Language Practice Goes Global” Contest

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

Chinese Language Student Receives PSECU International Education Scholarship

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

Liu receives the 2014 Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language

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

Glisan Gives Presentation at National Foreign Language Conference

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

Witthöft Presents on “Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s (Un)Real Existence”

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.

Posted on 11/5/2014 5:05:34 PM

German Club Movie Night Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the IUP community is invited to a showing of the movie “Das Versprechen” (The Promise) on Monday, November 10.

Posted on 11/5/2014 4:32:00 PM

Alumna Rosenberger To Discuss “Identity Evolution Abroad”

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.

Posted on 11/5/2014 9:43:51 AM

French Club To Enjoy a French Culinary Trip to...Pittsburgh.

Join the French Club for a trip to explore French culinary establishments in Pittsburgh on Saturday, November 15.

Posted on 11/5/2014 9:31:47 AM

Japanese Conversation Club and Tutoring Service

The Japanese Conversation Club meets every Friday, and tutoring is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Posted on 10/30/2014 10:33:00 AM

Korean Conversation Club and Tutoring Service

The Korean Conversation Club meets every Wednesday, and tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday.

Posted on 10/30/2014 10:27:08 AM

Japan Night, November 7

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

Department of Foreign Languages Explores Vision, Student Experience at Retreat

The faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages took part in a whole day retreat on Friday, October 10th, 2014, at the IUP College Lodge.

Posted on 10/13/2014 12:40:12 PM

Join the French Club

Join the IUP French Club, and encourage your students to join. The first meeting takes place September 30 in Wallwork Hall, Room G-49.

Posted on 9/25/2014 1:56:44 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony, October 9

The IUP Japanese Program will host a Japanese Tea Ceremony from 10:20 to 11:50 a.m. on October 9 in the HUB’s Monongahela Room.

Posted on 9/25/2014 10:15:23 AM

IUP German Club Potluck, September 29

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

Lets Talk Globally!

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

Learn Korean Through K-Pop, K-Drama, and More

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

Department of Foreign Languages Holds 39th IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

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.

Posted on 5/9/2014 12:33:21 PM

Witthöft to Teach in International Summer Program at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China

Heide Witthöft, Department of Foreign Languages, is one of six IUP faculty members selected to teach at the 2014 international summer program at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.

Posted on 4/24/2014 12:59:34 PM

Smith-Sherwood Presents on “Indispensable” Knowledge for Management of a Late-Franco Spanish Home

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages, “Situated Writing and Life Writing Texts: Located Subjects, Post-War Spain” at the 2014 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

Posted on 4/15/2014 2:28:35 PM

Glisan Presents on the Communities Goal Area at Regional Language Conference

Eileen Glisan, Foreign languages, copresented “Prioritizing Communities: Planning From the Outside In” at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in Boston in March 2014.

Posted on 3/31/2014 8:09:33 AM

Brooks Presents Workshop on Employing Instructional Conversation

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

Witthöft Presents on “Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s Identity Formation”

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.

Posted on 2/27/2014 11:21:25 AM

Glisan Conducts Proficiency Rating Workshop in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Eileen Glisan, Foreign Languages, conducted a half-day workshop for world language teachers in the Pittsburgh Public Schools in February 2014 to prepare teachers to rate the PPS ORALS assessment that is given to students in the district at the end of each year of language study.

Posted on 2/7/2014 8:52:28 AM

Huhn Elected President of Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society (APPLES)

At the October meeting of the Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society, Christina Huhn was elected organizational president. She begins a two-year term in January 2014.

Posted on 2/1/2014 6:26:14 PM

Smith-Sherwood Presents on the Works of Clara Janés at MLA Conference

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 Language Association.

Posted on 1/20/2014 2:23:02 PM

Brooks Presents on Employing “Instructional Conversation” in Foreign Language Classes

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

Huhn, Dassier, and Liu Discuss Technology in Foreign Language Courses

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

Glisan Presents on Integrated Performance Assessment at National Convention

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

Hispanic Honor Society Chapter Welcomes Eight New Members

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

Glisan Publishes Text on Integrated Performance Assessment

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.

Posted on 11/15/2013 1:56:44 PM

French Day at IUP

Celebrate French and French cultures on November 6.

Posted on 11/4/2013 9:38:39 AM

Scary French Movie Night, October 30

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

Invitation to Fourth Annual Noche Latina

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

East Asia Night on October 11

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

Tell People About It: Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

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

Deadline This Weekend: Voice Your Opinion about Technology, You Could Win a $30 Co-Op Gift Card

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

Foreign Language Students: Register to Win a Co-Op Gift Card

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

Free Movie, Free Food and Drink!

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

Witthöft Publishes on Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: “The Ultimate Outsider as Ultimate Insider”

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

Students Learning a Foreign Language: Your Opinion is Precious

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

Japanese Conversation Club (Japanese Pop Culture)

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

New Japanese Course: Anime (Japanese Art of Cartooning)

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

Glisan Publishes on “Oral Proficiency Standards and Foreign Language Teacher Candidates”

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

Glisan Participates in Scholarly Debate in Modern Language Journal

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

Rodríguez Publishes on 17th-Century Nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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

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

Smith-Sherwood Discusses Speaking Proficiency and Traditional Second-Language Literature

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

Japanese Movie Night: “Ponyo”

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

Promotion of Chinese, Japanese, Critical Languages, and Asian Studies

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

Huhn Publishes on Teaching Strategies in the K-12 World Language Classroom

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

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Join us for a Japanese tea ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the HUB.

Posted on 4/9/2013 5:03:07 PM

First Asian Karaoke Night on Saturday, April 6

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

French Diplomats to Visit IUP

“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

Glisan Speaker at Distinguished Scholar Series in Delaware

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

Tell Us About You and French...

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

Huhn Presents on Classroom Cell Phone Use: “Nuisance or Necessity”

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

Witthöft Presents on Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: “The Ultimate Outsider as Ultimate Insider”

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

Rodríguez Interviews Guatemala’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Menchú Tum

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

Valentine-Themed Japan Movie Night: “Howl’s Moving Castle”

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

Glisan Recertified as Spanish Oral Proficiency Tester

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

Glisan Discusses National Research Agenda in Foreign Language Education

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

Rodríguez Publishes Short Story in Bilingual Volume

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

Glisan Presents on Research Priorities at National Conference on American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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

Brooks, Glisan, and Dassier Present on the Successful IUP Language Teacher Education Program at American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference

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

Huhn Presents on Writing Proficiency Guidelines at National Language Conference

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

Transition of German Courses

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

Rodríguez Presents Strategies Associated with Postmodernism as Viewed in the Writings of Cristina García

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

Halloween-Themed Japanese Movie Night, October 26

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

Smith-Sherwood Examines Janes’ “Cultural Encounter” and Reflects on Walking Across Spain

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

Glisan Presents Webinars on “Building Literacy Via Communication Strategies”

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

Maya Week at IUP, Cosponsored by Department of Foreign Languages

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

Rodríguez Presents on Cuban-American Author Cristina García

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

Huhn Presents Session on Reflective Practice at Foreign Language Teachers Conference

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

Glisan Receives State Leadership Award

Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages, is the recipient of the Frank Mulhern Leadership Award, given by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA), in recognition of her leadership in and service to the field of world languages.

Posted on 9/28/2012 2:04:00 PM

Got Talent? Auditions for Noche Latina!

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

Ryan-Sams Presents Paper on 19th-Century Afro-Cuban Woman Writer at International Conference

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

Huhn and Student Erway Participate in West Virginia Spanish Language Immersion Camp

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

Huhn Publishes on Teacher Education Models

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

Glisan Co-Edits Special Issue of “Foreign Language Annals” on National Research Priorities in Foreign Language Teaching

Professor Eileen Glisan co-edited a special issue of Foreign Language Annals, published in May 2012, that presents reviews of the research in areas designated as national research priorities based on the pivotal role they are likely to play in advancing the knowledge base and classroom practices in foreign language teaching.

Posted on 5/11/2012 10:46:06 AM

Rodríguez Publishes Chapter Article in Award-Winning Book

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

Rodríguez Publishes on Teaching Hispanic Literature in the United States

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

“¿Qué Tal Indiana?” (“What’s Up Indiana?”), IUP’s First Bilingual TV Show, Is Co-Produced by Rodríguez and Leidman

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

IIUP Chinese Language Student Wins Eastern U.S. Chinese Proficiency Competition

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

Delbrugge Publishes Chapter on Converso Element in Medieval and Golden Age Spain

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

Huhn Presents Research on Teaching Strategies

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

Glisan Presents on Standards-Based Research Agenda

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

Huhn Presents on Teacher Education Models at National Language Conference

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

Glisan Presents on Language Education at National Language Conference

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

Ryan-Sams Presents Poems from Cuba's Nineteenth-Century Black Press

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

Huhn Publishes “CAI and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines”

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

Mexico 2012 (Cuernavaca): Second Informational Meeting, Nov. 15

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

Rodríguez Invited to Form Part of Editorial Board

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

Rodríguez Presents on “La familia: Unity and Latino Identity in Loida Maritza Pérez”

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

Rodríguez Meets Spanish Ambassador at Washington, D.C., Reception

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

Rodríguez Presents on Dominican Author Loida Maritza Pérez

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

Carranza Compares Poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega and Ausonius

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

Foreign Languages Majors and Minors Meeting

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

Brooks Gives World Languages Workshop

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

Glisan Presents at International Conference

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

Zambrano-Paff Discusses “Mediated Humor in the Legal Setting”

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

Zambrano-Paff Delivers Keynote Address at Latino Student Exploration Day

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

Foreign Language Departments Sponsor Teaching Methodology Conference

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

Zambrano-Paff Discusses Pragmatics at Spring Methodology Conference

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

New M.A. in Spanish Program to Begin Fall 2012

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

Brooks Discusses Research, Gives Workshop

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

Zambrano-Paff Publishes on “Interpreters’ Linguistic Choices in Bilingual Hearings”

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

Glisan Presents on Language Education at Two Conferences

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

Rodríguez Invited to Serve on Editorial Boards in Brazil

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

Rodríguez Publishes on the Meaning of Life

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

Glisan Attends National STARTALK Meeting

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

Glisan Presides over 2010 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention

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

Rodríguez Publishes on Mexican Author Laura Esquivel

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

Rodríguez Presents on Humor in Works of Latin American Women Authors

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

Glisan Discusses Paradigm Shift and Climate Change in Language Classrooms

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

Glisan Delivers Keynote at Kentucky World Language Association Conference

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

Glisan Presents at Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Seminar

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

Rodríguez Discusses Humor in Works by Barros, Esquivel, and Peri Rossi

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

Rodríguez Publishes on Latin American Women’s Literature

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

Rodríguez Writes Preface to “The Novels of María de Zayas”

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

Zambrano-Paff Publishes on Coercive Linguistic Techniques

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

Glisan Gives Keynote at Ohio Foreign Language Association Conference

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

Glisan Presents “Actualizing Standards” Workshop at Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages

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

Glisan Presents Two Sessions at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference

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

Rodríguez’s Poems Accepted for Publication

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

“U.S. Latina Authors” Presented by Rodríguez at Millersville University

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

Foreign Language Conference Features Rodríguez’s “Theoretical Look at Humor”

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

Glisan Publishes Fourth Edition of Teacher’s Language Textbook

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

Glisan Presents Integrated Performance Assessment Workshop at West Virginia University

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

Glisan Delivers Keynote at California Language Teachers' Association Conference

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

Rodríguez Publishes Article on Introduction to Humor

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

Rodríguez in Guatemala to Present on U.S. Latinas

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

Students in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, Featured in Video

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

Spanish Teachers Needed for New Research Project

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

Smith-Sherwood presents at 2009 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

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

Rodríguez Invited to Present in Michoacán, México

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

Rodríguez Presents on Women’s Writing at Southern Connecticut State University

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

Glisan Earns Recertification as Oral Proficiency Tester of Spanish

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

Brooks and Smith-Sherwood present at the MLA

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

Rodríguez Publishes Poetry and on Games in Literature

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

Glisan Elected President-Elect of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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

Glisan Serves as Panelist at ACTFL Conference

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

Zambrano-Paff Presents at Fourth International Colloquium of EDICE

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

Glisan presents at Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Annual Conference

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 Philippe Claudel Coming to IUP

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

Rodríguez Publishes Book on Latin American and Caribbean Women Writers

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

Barton Presents at International Conference in Costa Rica

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

Sullivan’s Essay Included in Book on Willa Cather

“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

Brooks cowrites Chapter for Gesture: Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Research

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

Meeting for New Spanish and French Education Majors

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

Glisan Trains Foreign Language Instructors at U.S. Air Force Academy

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 Spanish Majors Set

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

Majors and Minors Meeting Set

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

Deadline Approaching, Summer Study in Costa Rica

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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