Classical & Modern Languages

  • Spanish and French interpreters for the Milan School district

    October 23, 2017

    On Thursday, October 19th,  Dr. Audrey Viguier and Truman students Megan Kraus and Maria Pardon-Garcia volunteered as interpreters in Spanish and French for the Milan School district. The three helped translate for the fall semester parent teacher conferences. According to one teacher, 58% of the students in the district are Latino, and the administration is […]

  • French Professional Certificates in Business and Tourism

    Classical and Modern Languages will once again partner with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France to offer French Professional Certificates in Business and Tourism.  These certificates demonstrate that examinees are able to understand, translate, and handle authentic documents related to the business or tourism worlds. The DFP is a professional and official document recognized by Francophone countries […]

  • Connect Chicago

    John Thompson, Truman class of 1992 (Spanish and History), hosted Dr. Andrea Nate and Truman students across the disciplines at Aon Chicago! Students had the opportunity to learn how to network and market their skills as liberal arts students.

  • Spanish majors/minors reception held September 22

    October 6, 2017

    The Spanish faculty hosted a majors and minors reception on September 22 that included a diverse array of delicious Hispanic foods prepared by faculty to welcome new and continuing students.

  • Encounter Some Chinese at the Weekly Chinese Language Table

    October 4, 2017

    Ever since its resumption in August, the Chinese Language Table has been attracting more and more participants, including Chinese students, American students and other international students. Every Thursday at 5:00pm, students meet in the SUB lounge. Under the supervision of the Chinese Fulbright instructor, Yusi Song, students break into small groups to talk about Chinese […]

  • Study Abroad in Salamanca Spain

    August 14, 2017

    Seven Truman students and Prof. Stacy Bryant arrived in Madrid, Spain on May 21 to begin two months of language and cultural immersion. Jessie Berger, Jacob Cogdill, Zoe Frantom, Zoë Goff, Michael Gill, Emma Huels and Taylor Sheppard began their study abroad experience by traveling to several of the most iconic locations of Spain, including […]

  • Study Abroad in Alajuela, Costa Rica

    July 14, 2017

    May – July 2017 This summer Prof. Sergio Escobar and Prof. Stacy Davis traveled to Alajuela, Costa Rica with twenty-four Truman students for eight weeks of intensive language and cultural immersion. Students began their study abroad experience by traveling to San Carlos to see the impressive waterfall of La Fortuna, stopping in Zarcero to enjoy […]

  • Salsa lesson at Geno’s

    April 25, 2017

    On Saturday, April 9th, Drs. Andrea Nate and Sergio Escobar taught a $1 salsa lesson at Geno’s, the local 70’s dance club, with all proceeds going toward Truman’s brand new Club Ñ. The lesson was then followed by Geno’s monthly Latino Night, in which a DJ plays a blend of traditional music from all around […]

  • cooking demo for Club Ñ

    Dr. Andrea Nate recently hosted a cooking demo for Club Ñ. With the help of Dr. Stacy Davis and Spanish major and Club Ñ president Robyn Schroeder, students from different levels of Spanish were able to come together in Dr. Nate’s home to enjoy some delicious eats and treats that hail from various regions of […]

  • Pi Delta Phi initation April 23, 2017

    April 23, 2017

    French Honorary members and officers of the Iota Tau chapter of Pi Delta Phi held their traditional induction ceremony and French dinner at the Newman Center at 2 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The ceremony was conducted by officers Michaela, Clara, Kelly and Beppy. (See photos of officers and Eric, an initiate.) Our Pi […]