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Notre Dame language faculty participate in an OPI Assessment Workshop

Author: Amy Hoffman

As a professional development opportunity for Notre Dame language faculty, the CSLC hosted a 4-and-a-half-day workshop on the ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) Assessment. The OPI is an internationally recognized assessment for determining speaking abilities using natural conversation and is used by government agencies, such as the Department of Defense and NASA; academic institutions, such as Rutgers University and Yale University; and private entities, such as Coca-Cola and Samsung.…

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Professor Hana Kang awarded Faculty Research Support Initiation Grant

Author: Monica Gorman

The Center for the Study of Language and Cultures (CSLC) is excited to announce that Hana Kang, a member of the CSLC faculty, has been awarded a $10,000 grant to jump-start her new research project.

Dr. Hana Kang has been a member of the CSLC faculty since 2014 and also teaches in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Before coming to Notre Dame, she has taught Chinese, Korean, East Asian Cultures, and TESOL at the Ohio State University and at Michigan Technological University, where she also developed the Chinese Certification Program.…

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CSLC Educational Technologist Joachim Castellano to offer faculty video workshop

Author: Anne Daly


Are you a language professor who has been wondering about incorporating video into your classroom? Are you intrigued by video but not sure how to start? If so, join CSLC Educational Technologist Joachim Castellano on Wednesday, February 17th from 4:30-5:30 pm for a workshop on video production and lesson ideas to enhance language learning.…

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Student and faculty honored with Spanish awards

Author: Charlene Dundek

Members of the ND community will be honored by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese this upcoming week.  The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 7th during the AATSP Business Meeting, which is part of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference.…

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Faculty Series: Language Across Disciplines



On any given morning, you may run into Dr. Slavi Sevov doing stomach crunches and maintaining a nice, steady pace around the indoor track at Notre Dame's recreation center. His pace around the track is analoguous to his consistent and significant contributions to the field of chemistry and his road to being an esteemed professor and researcher of chemistry--inorganic and solid state chemistry to be precise--at the University of Notre Dame. In an interview with Dr. Sevov, he discusses his experiences with foreign languages and their relevance to his field of research. The native of Bulgaria also touches on the international mix of students in his research group, the Sevov Group, and the students' common language.…

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