Augusta University Foreign Languages

Augusta University Foreign Languages Also known as FLU (the Foreign Language Unit), of the Department of English & Foreign Languages. We offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
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Translating Black Lives Matter into Yiddish
06/09/2020
Translating Black Lives Matter into Yiddish

Translating Black Lives Matter into Yiddish

Amid an eruption of protests over police brutality, a Black performer of Yiddish music reflects on an attempt to “touch Blackness from inside Yiddish.”

Happening today:
06/04/2020

Happening today:

AU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Student Engagement Office are hosting a listening session tomorrow, June 4, 5:30 pm. See the announcement for details and the link to join on Teams:

Come engage in a thoughtful discussion on the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Racism and Systemic Oppression today in America.

To submit questions in advance and/or anonymously please utilize the following link: https://bit.ly/2ABGWnA

Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department
06/01/2020

Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department

AU's virtual Spring 2020 commencement, held May 30, is now online at augusta.edu/commencement.

Congratulations again to all of our graduates!

Bilingual Brains Perform Better in Older Age
05/11/2020
Bilingual Brains Perform Better in Older Age

Bilingual Brains Perform Better in Older Age

Have the ability to speak two languages? Make sure you keep up your skills in both tongues, and your brain will thank you for it in later life, suggests new research.

05/08/2020
Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department

Congratulations, Felicitaciones, Félicitations, Glückwunsch to all our graduating class of 2020! We are so proud of you! 👏 #Wearepamplin #Pamplinproud

To our graduating class of 2020, from your professors in English & Foreign Languages, CONGRATULATIONS!

Do Children Soak Up Language Like Sponges?
05/05/2020
Do Children Soak Up Language Like Sponges?

Do Children Soak Up Language Like Sponges?

A pervasive idea assumes that young children can absorb new languages with minimal effort, but it turns out that the science is more complicated.

Benefits of Being Bilingual: The advantages in adulthood
05/02/2020
Benefits of Being Bilingual: The advantages in adulthood

Benefits of Being Bilingual: The advantages in adulthood

More students today can speak multiple languages, making the ability to be bi- or multilingual the new norm. Though many students take language classes to get through their years in high school, studies have proven that speaking multiple languages favorably affects adulthood. Taking a language cours...

American Translators Association
04/04/2020
American Translators Association

American Translators Association

Language Enterprise Resources for Persevering through COVID-19—update

"This blog post features a running list of resources for teachers starting e-learning experiences, translators and interpreters looking for support, and language advocates wanting to take action. News articles and supplemental resources will continue to be available in our weekly NewsBrief and on our social media channels."

Read more—

FREE download is now available for Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic written by Jaime Henle, PsyD. (Pl...
04/03/2020
Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic (Spanish Edition)

FREE download is now available for Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic written by Jaime Henle, PsyD. (Please ignore the fact that it says Spanish edition. It is a mistake we are currently in the process of fixing). The book includes the original in English and the Spanish and Italian translation all in one. Click here to download:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Q192X5

Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic is a children’s book to help kids understand the coronavirus and all the changes that occurs as the result of a pandemic. Children are resilient, and this book helps them with resilience, adaptation, and knowing that their feelings and ex...

Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic written by Jaime Henle, PsyD, will be available to download for free...
04/03/2020

Uncertain Times: A Story for Kids during a Pandemic written by Jaime Henle, PsyD, will be available to download for free tomorrow on Articoli Liberi’s website: articoliliberi.com
Another wonderful multilingual project made possible by @articoli_liberi in order to help kids all around the world understand the coronavirus. The book was written in English and translated into Spanish and Italian. (Spanish translation by Giada Biasetti and Italian translation by Frank Iodice). More information to come! #welikenicebooks #wearepamplin #coronavirus #multilingualproject

Our new project in my translation class this semester is in the news in Italy! Thank you to Senzabarcode and Articoli Li...
03/24/2020
Cow Brains. Nuovi progetti in inglese e spagnolo - SenzaBarcode, info e cultura

Our new project in my translation class this semester is in the news in Italy! Thank you to Senzabarcode and Articoli Liberi for making this happen! My students are translating into Spanish work written by Anna Harris-Parker, Jim Minick, and Spencer Wise. Stay tuned for more information and possible dates the book will come out. (The article is in Italian) 😊 #wearepamplin

https://www.senzabarcode.it/2020/03/24/nuovi-progetti-in-inglese-e-spagnolo-per-al/

Nuovi progetti in inglese e spagnolo per Articoli Liberi. Su WebRadio SenzasBarcode si parla di Cow Brains, il nuovo libro.

Augusta University and Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department are being recognized in Italy! Senzabar...
03/18/2020
Articoli Liberi

Augusta University and Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department are being recognized in Italy! Senzabarcode, a web-radio in Italy, has given us the opportunity to share our story and our collaboration with Articoli Liberi. I’m so proud to be a part of this project and to be able to talk about my students’ translation projects and the mission of this amazing non-profit organization! You can listen to the podcast here (one of them is in English, the rest are in Italian 😊):

https://www.spreaker.com/show/articoli-liberi

Articoli Liberi è un’associazione culturale con sede a Nizza, in Francia. Il nostro obiettivo è diffondere libri in varie lingue nelle scuole di paesi poveri. Siamo un gruppo di lettori anzitutto, viviamo in Francia ma abbiamo origini diverse e parliamo lingue diverse, per questo AL è nato come...

03/16/2020

El Día del Idioma (16 de abril) has been canceled for this year.

Although Study Abroad programs have closed for the summer, the office may be able to open a space for students with noti...
03/04/2020
Augusta University cancels Italy Study Abroad programs due to COVID-19 concerns

Although Study Abroad programs have closed for the summer, the office may be able to open a space for students with notification by March 13; payments and fundraising may be transferred to another program. For questions regarding switching trips or more information, email Judy Kyrkos. Below are programs (Study Abroad and Study Away) with possible spots available:
Salamanca, Spain
England & Scotland
Deep South
Tanzania
United Kingdom
Asheville, NC

While the University System of Georgia (USG) will make overall decisions regarding summer programs and other travel at a later date, Augusta University and the USG have made the decision to cancel the Italy Business Study Abroad program for May 2020.

Modern Language Association
02/24/2020
Modern Language Association

Modern Language Association

There is a growing body of evidence showing that bilinguals are more resilient in dealing with neurodegeneration than monolinguals. File under: It's never too late to learn another language!

02/13/2020
TED

TED

Here are 4 reasons you should learn a second language.

Watch John McWhorter's full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/kFSS1Zk

02/12/2020
The Cinema Series at Augusta University

The Cinema Series at Augusta University

Your Cinema Series returns on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. with Kantemir Balagov’s brilliant and deeply moving drama BEANPOLE.

"Ferocious and extraordinary. You often have to remind yourself to breathe." - Jessica Klang, VARIETY

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Directing Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, BEANPOLE is centered upon Iya and Masha, two women intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners and their search for meaning and hope in post-World War II Leningrad.

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/328297071420775/

While BEANPOLE is unrated, it is recommended for mature audiences only.

FREE admission to the Cinema Series is made possible by Student Life and Engagement and by the generous support of The Bee's Knees and The Hive.

Augusta University Maxwell Theatre
01/23/2020

Augusta University Maxwell Theatre

"Parasite" plays twice today, the first showing is at 1:00 PM and the second is tonight at 7:00 PM. You don't want to miss the award winning film, so pick the time that works best for you and come on over.
(WARNING: this film is rated R)

¡Primera tertulia es la semana entrante! #augustauniversity #spanish #wearepamplin #international
01/22/2020

¡Primera tertulia es la semana entrante! #augustauniversity #spanish #wearepamplin #international

TED
01/14/2020
TED

TED

Polyglots are people who speak several languages fluently. Learn their clever advice for picking up new tongues quickly and painlessly:

Check out this article in the #WeArePamplin magazine! You can find copies in the main office (AH E227)
01/14/2020

Check out this article in the #WeArePamplin magazine! You can find copies in the main office (AH E227)

Modern Language Association
12/18/2019
Modern Language Association

Modern Language Association

Today is Arabic Language Day at the UN. Celebrate by reading a brief history of Arabic literature.

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General information

Students can obtain a B.A. in Foreign Languages with tracks in: -French -French Education -Spanish -Spanish Education Students can minor in French, German, and Spanish. We also offer a TESOL Certificate, a Linguistics Certificate, and a study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain. CURRICULUM Majors in Spanish and French are designed to prepare students for graduate school and teaching, as well as to supplement a variety of careers including civil service, communications, business, social services, and the medical profession. WE OFFER: • Elementary and intermediate courses: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. • Online courses in Spanish. • Advanced undergraduate courses (3000 & 4000 level) in French, German, and Spanish • Graduate courses in French and Spanish • MAJOR in French or Spanish: 10 courses at the advanced level (3000-4000) • MINOR in French, German, or Spanish: Four courses at the advanced level. • MAJOR in French Education or Spanish Education: 10 courses at the advanced level, with a minor in Education. Students can also join a number of groups such as the Spanish Club (Los Amigos Hispanos), French Club, and Alpha Mu Gamma. FULL-TIME FACULTY Liana Babayan (Ph.D., UGA) Associate Professor of French Director of Women's & Gender Studies Program Research interests: Francophone literature, Francophone women writers, Exile. [email protected] Giada Biasetti (Ph.D., University of Florida) Associate Professor of Spanish Research interests: Latin American 20th century literature and culture, translation studies, and Spanish for the professions. [email protected] Rob Bledsoe (Ph.D., Berkley) Associate Professor of German Research interests: 18th century German literature. [email protected] Christopher Botero (Ph.D., Penn State) Associate Professor of Spanish & Linguistics Research interests: Hispanic linguistics, phonetics, phonology. [email protected] Carly Henderson (Ph.D., IU Bloomington) Assistant Professor of Spanish Research interests: Second Language Acquisition Pedro Hoyos-Salcedo (Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln) Associate Professor of Spanish Research interests: Graffiti and Literature, Colonial Literature. [email protected] E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D., UPenn) Professor of French & Women & Gender Studies Research Interests: Francophone women writers. [email protected]

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