This past Tuesday (4/1) and Wednesday (4/2), the CSLC hosted the first “Let’s Talk” symposium. “Let’s Talk” is an annual symposium on foreign language research and education organized by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Sponsored by the CSLC and the Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts, this year’s symposium was sub-titled “Low-Enrollment, High Prestige Languages” and brought to the Notre Dame campus distinguished speakers from Yale, Columbia, and Kennesaw State. The symposium sought to address the discrepancy between certain languages’ enrollment numbers and global significance. In addition to keynote speakers Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Stéphane Charitos, and Lance Askildson (former director of the CSLC), the symposium featured talks by Yongping Zhu (Notre Dame), Lori Crawford-Dixon (Holy Cross), and Virginie Askildson (Kennesaw State).…
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
Zachary with Korean instructor in Seoul, Korea
College is a rare time in a person’s life. As a student, you focus; as a budding individual, you explore and discover. Zachary Horne, the first Korean language student to be nominated for the CSLC Spotlight, came to Notre Dame for the competitive business school. Though he tested out of Notre Dame’s foreign language requirement, he decided to add Korean to his demanding slate. “I had the opportunity to take it [Korean] here. Why the heck not! Now I love it,” exclaims Horne. Hailing from Plano, Texas, Horne is the only non-native speaker in his Korean classes. Being a little behind his classmates linguistically, however, only pushes him to try harder. Currently, the Texas native is taking the bull by the horns by actively getting involved in the Korean community at Notre Dame. He has some hip-hop moves lined up for this year's Seoul'd Out event at Notre Dame. Moreover, since there is no Korean major at Notre Dame, Horne, who is studying finance (major) and Korean (minor), is currently working with Dr. Yeonhee Yoon in an effort to expand Korean from a minor to a major. Horne has discovered a passion in Korean, and he’s all in. This is why Dr. Yoon nominated Horne to be the March Spotlight.…
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