2021

November

Huhn Named Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association: Outstanding Post-Secondary Language Educator

Foreign Language Professor Christine Huhn named PSMLA Outstanding Language Educator (Post-Secondary) by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.

October

Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences Now Offered

The Department of Foreign Languages now offers a specialized certificate for Spanish in health, construction, restaurant , and agriculture careers.

Zambrano-Paff and Huhn Present on ‘Mi enfoque’

Marjorie Zambrano-Paff and Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “‘Mi enfoque’: Empowering Students through High-Leverage Teaching Practices” at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association conference, October 13–16, 2021.

Huhn Publishes Research on Teacher Educator Classroom Practices

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish Education), recently published a research article: Reframing my practices: reconsidering post-secondary World Language education in the most recent issue of Teacher Development.

Need to Complete Your Humanities Literature Requirement?

FNLG 121 is taught in English with a focus on literature from cultures outside of the United States. FNLG 121 meets the same requirements as ENGL 121.

Huhn co-facilitates networking session at State Language Conference

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), and co-presenter Junko Yamamato (Slippery Rock University) facilitated a session entitled “University K-12 collaboration: Promoting language study and teacher education together!”, an annual networking session at the PA State Language Association annual conference.

September

Smith-Sherwood Publishes Research on Use of Integrated Performance Assessment

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages, and co-author Mark Darhower published their research essay “Bridging the Language-Literature Divide via Integrated Performance Assessments in an Introductory Hispanic Literature Course” in the September 2021 issue of Hispania, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

March

Huhn Moderates Panel on Advocating for Extended Study and World Language Teachers

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, served as moderator on February 23 for a panel titled “Advocating for Extended Study and WL Teachers in PA: Strengthening the Pipeline,” formed as part of a month-long effort in support of Advocacy Month during February 2021 by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.

February

Huhn Publishes Research on World-Language Teacher Education

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, co-authored an article titled “Issues in world language teacher preparation: ACTFL/CAEP standards and oral proficiency.”

January

Smith-Sherwood Publishes Co-Edited Book on Women and Science in Spanish Culture

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish) recently published A Laboratory of Her Own: Women and Science in Spanish Culture (Vanderbilt University Press 2021) with co-editors Victoria Ketz (LaSalle University, Philadelphia) and Debra Faszer-McMahon (Seton Hill University, Greensburg).

Liu Presents on History of Using Technology in Teaching Chinese as Foreign/Second Language

Shijuan Liu presented “An Examination of the History of Using Technology in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (Before the Computer Era)” at the first International Conference on the Developmental History of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, organized by the National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, December 18–19, 2020.

Liu Gives Invited Online Lecture at Waseda University, Japan

Shijuan Liu gave an online lecture upon invitation from the faculty of Political Science and Economics in Waseda University, Japan, on December 16, 2020, via Zoom. The title of her lecture was “Hybrid Flexible (Hyflex) Teaching and Learning in the United States.”

Liu Publishes on Nontraditional Path to Learning Chinese Language

Shijuan Liu published “Learning the Chinese language on a non-traditional path: a case study” in the Language Learning Journal.