Summer Translation Program
For more details see the link under "Academics"
|Thinking about studying a language?
Explore the opportunities for:
Every day of the week, you can hear many different languages being spoken in the corridors of Sprau Tower. Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities to practice your language skills? We offer a variety of activities and support services to help you succeed, including language tables, tutoring, clubs, and the occasional field trip.
Arabic: Arabic table with cooking activities, free tutoring, and occasional field trips. Contact: Hend Hegab
Chinese: Chinese Language and Culture Club, weekly Chinese Speaking Corner and brown bag lunch, and language partnerships with students from China.
Contact: Professor Xiaojun Wang
French: French table, free tutoring, and free film screenings.
Contact: Marjorie Zippert
German: German club, table, film series, and free peer tutoring.
Contact: Professor Olivia Gabor-Peirce
Japanese: Weekly Japan Club meetings with a variety of activities.
Visit http://www.japanclub.site90.net/index.htm for more information.
Latin and Greek: tutoring available.
Contact Professor Rand Johnson or Professor David Kutzko
Russian: Russian club, tutorials, and occasional films.
Contact: Professor Dasha Nisula
Visit your advisor!
Got a question? Whether it's about coursework, study abroad, minoring or majoring in your language, or possible career paths, we encourage you to visit us in our office hours. We are also ready to advise you on which course to take next as you progress in your studies. Click on your language link above to go to information about advisors and hours.
Molly Lynde-Recchia, Chair
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Twitter request goes viral
Japanese professor's request goes viral on Twitter. Japan responds with thousands of books and many heartwarming letters.
Two language students receive Gilman Scholarship for studying abroad
Brad Baughman (studying Arabic) and Rebecca Dubord (studying French) are recipients of the prestigious Gilman Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study. Brad is currently studying in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Rebecca is in Besançon, France.
Department launches new journal with help from graduate student Jenaba Duymovic Waggy.
The new journal, Transference, will focus on the art and process of poetry translation. Our inaugural issue will appear in spring or summer 2013.
Postcard from Paris
In 2006, James Stickel graduated from WMU with degrees in French and English. Since then, he's traveled to Korea, where he taught English, and now lives in Paris. He recently sent us these thoughts on his French studies.
Krawutschke serves on executive committee of national organization on languages
Professor Peter Krawutschke has been elected to the 2012-14 Executive Committee of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council on Language and International Studies. The joint committee and national council promote public awareness of language issues and engage in public advocacy on behalf of languages and international education, among other activities. They were founded on the belief that all Americans should have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures is proud to announce the latest edition of our newsletter. Enjoy!
Dr. Jeffrey Angles Wins University Award
Dr. Jeffrey Angles, associate professor of Japanese and Japanese advisor, has received an Emerging Scholar Award in recognition for his work as literary translator and scholar of modern Japanese literature.