Classical & Modern Languages

  • United Speakers chosen to be part of the Student Giving Campaign

    February 21, 2019

    United Speakers chosen to be part of the Student Giving Campaign at Truman (February 25-March 1st) ! United Speakers is an on-campus organization at Truman State University (TSU) that provides free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to the Adair County Community. We teach five classes per week at three different locations. The students […]

  • Dr. Hélène Blondeau Presentation

    Upcoming event: Dr. Hélène Blondeau’s presentation “French Language Variation in North America: A corpus-based approach” on March 1, BH Little Theater at 5.30 pm: French Language Variation in North America: A corpus-based approach This comparative sociolinguistic study examines two North American varieties of French differently affected by contact with the English language. The analysis is […]

  • Paris Chamber of Commerce exam

    February 15, 2019

    French students ready to take the Paris Chamber of Commerce exam ! The students from the French for Tourism class are actively preparing to take the Paris Chamber of Commerce exam! The majority of the students chose to register to take the French Business exam, while some prefer to take the French for Tourism exam, […]

  • Elisabeth Shirk wins award!

    Congratulations to Elisabeth Shirk ! Elisabeth Shirk, a French major, won a very competitive scholarship ($4,000) through the American Society of the French Academic Palms. Among the application requirements, Elisabeth had to write an essay in French describing herself, her current level of French study, why and for what purpose(s) she is studying French, and […]

  • Spanish Immersion Weekend April 5-6

    February 12, 2019

    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages will hold its annual Spanish Immersion Weekend this year on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, Missouri. Drs. Stacy Davis and José Carreño-Medina will travel with twelve participants to the campsite where they will spend a weekend completely immersed in speaking Spanish! […]

  • Annual Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca Preparations Underway

    February 5, 2019

    Continuing one of Truman’s most enduring and successful study abroad programs, the participants for 2019 have begun to prepare for 8 weeks of study and travel in Spain this summer. Spanish majors and minors on this program will visit important sites across multiple regions of a diverse country. On this year’s itinerary are cities like […]

  • Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

    Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica Students will be attending the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA), located in San José, the country’s capital, from May 18 through July 14, 2019. Students will have a complete linguistic and cultural immersion by living with a host family. In addition, students will travel on weekend excursions to bio-diverse […]

  • Come join United Speakers

    Come join us! Our student organization United Speakers is growing very fast! Every week, student-volunteers teach English and have conversation tables with our Francophone and Latino communities. Put your French and Spanish skills into practice, and help our community and immigrants en anglais! What you get as a volunteer: Teaching experience, Building your resume, & […]

  • Tavola Italiana Celebrates a Birthday January 24, 2019

    January 27, 2019

    A typical meeting of the Italian conversation table consists of catching up on the week’s events, a puzzle or two to work through together or maybe even a game of Briscola. This past Thursday, however, was a special occasion for senior Francesco Setti whose birthday just happened to coincide with the day of our first […]

  • German Honorary Society holds Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market)

    December 11, 2018

    German Honorary Society holds Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) On December 11/26-11/30, Truman’s chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the German National Honor Society, held a Weihnachtsmarkt on campus.  As in the actual Weihnachtsmärkte Christmas markets throughout Germany, an assortment of handmade goods were created and sold by the organization, including ornaments and candles.  Members also researched authentic […]