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Spotlight: Zachary Horne

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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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CSLC's Annual Symposium: Let's Talk

Author: Denise Ayo

Please join the CSLC for their first annual symposium, “Let’s Talk: Low-Enrollment, High-Prestige Languages.” This symposium brings three distinguished keynote speakers—including the CSLC’s former Director Lance Askildson—to campus to share their research and scholarship on second language acquisition conducted at Yale, Columbia, and Kennesaw State with Notre Dame faculty and staff as well as conference delegates. The addresses and conversations presented at this symposium are designed to inform the practice of language teaching by highlighting the latest research and scholarship in the field.…

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Portuguese FLTA: Butterflies in My Stomach

Author: Denise Ayo

2013-2014 FLTA Fernanda dos Santos was recently Interviewed at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Fulbright Midyear Conference 

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A native of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Fernanda Oliveira Lages dos Santos is the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) of Portuguese for the school year of 2013-2014. She did her B.A in the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), where she focused in Teaching English as a Second Language and also researched both Brazilian and Canadian Literature, having been involved in a project to publish the letters written between poetry writer Henriqueta Lisboa and the modernist writer Mário de Andrade. She also received a grant from CNPq (Brazilian National Counsel of Thechnological and Scientific Development) to study Language, Gender and Identity in Margaret Atwood's Power Politics. …

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Lecture Series of “Chinese Language and Culture”

Author: Denise Ayo

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is proud to present a series of lectures “Chinese Language and Culture” this spring. The first lecturer is Dr. Yafei Li, a professor of the Department of Linguistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will give a lecture entitled “Why does Every Part of Speech Behave Differently between Chinese and English” and explain how to reduce all these differences to a single variation between the two languages. Professor Li obtained his Ph.D. degree from M.I.T. in linguistics, and has devoted himself in this area for more than 20 years. The lecture will take place in 126 DeBartolo Hall from 4:30-5:30 pm, Friday, March 28th

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Spotlight: Annie Rhodes

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Annie Rhodes with host mom Mme Herisseau

From Greece to Mexico to France, our outstanding foreign language student, Annie Rhodes, brings a tremendous amount of exuberance, international experience, and social grace. North Carolina’s Rhodes, a multilingual and multitalented senior, was recently accepted into Notre Dame’s 5-year BA-MA program in French. She also has an uncompromising appetite for foreign languages and cultures in her DNA. She spent her summers in Greece as a child, spent a year in Mexico, studied in France, visited Prague (the list goes on)... Nominated by the faculty of French and Francophone Studies as the February Spotlight, Rhodes is a regular presence at the CSLC and a dynamic

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Student-Driven German Language Table

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The German program is inaugurating a weekly German Table for all students who are interested in practicing their German over lunch. German speakers of all levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced.

The inaugural lunch will be this coming Monday, March 3, from 11:30 to 12:30 in North Dining Hall. Feel free to come whenever you can. We will meet in the smaller, northernmost room, beyond the pasta bar. If that room should ever be closed, we will meet at a table in the main area, but as far to the north as possible.…

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