Classical & Modern Languages

  • Truman State University’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, was named an “Honor Chapter”

    August 9, 2023

    Truman State University’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2022-23, the 30th consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction, which represents the longest continuous “Honor Chapter”-run in the 104-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi. The first award was […]

  • Amanda Smith, ’23, presents at AATSP conference

    July 27, 2023

    This summer, recent graduate Amanda Smith (‘23, Spanish/Business double major), had the opportunity to travel to Salamanca, Spain for the 105th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). At this conference, Smith represented Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (SDP), the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, by presenting […]

  • Congrats to CML 2023 TruScholar Lauren Holsapple working with Dr. ENH

    April 5, 2023

    Congratulations to Lauren Holsapple (BS Linguistics ’26, BA Music ’26), who was awarded $3500 from the Office of Student Research to fund her Summer 2023 TruScholars research project. During the TruScholars program, Lauren will work with her faculty mentor, Dr. Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes, to conduct a research study relevant to both language acquisition and music. […]

  • Hailey Alvis awarded $3500 for Student Research

    March 17, 2023

    Congratulations to Hailey Alvis (BA Spanish ’23, Spanish MAE ’24) who was just awarded $3500 from the Office of Student Research to fund her Summer 2023 TruScholars project, “Revamping L2 Assessment Practices.” In collaboration with her mentor, Dr. Stacy Davis, Hailey will examine the benefits of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) regarding innovative ways to […]

  • Elizabeth Narajo Hayes Earns Academic Innovation Award

    January 30, 2023

    Joanna Hubbard, assistant professor of biology, and Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes, assistant professor of Spanish, were the fall 2022 winners of the Truman Academic Innovation Award. Hayes was recognized for building intercultural competence through proficiency-based projects. This proficiency-based assessment is one of five that she uses in her lower-division language classes, where she gives students a […]

  • Truman CML students – Masters of Arts in Education-Spanish – are back to school!

    January 18, 2023

    Miranda Forbes, Emma Guenther, and Natalie Vance are currently representing our program in their student teaching internships in Clayton High School, Fort Zumwalt North High School, and Pattonville High School respectively. Well wishes for an amazing time teaching Spanish. We are proud of the new generation of amazing second language instructors! #GoBulldogs

  • CML Foreign Language Festival

    December 8, 2022

    On Thursday, November 10, the Classical and Modern Languages department was able to resume the tradition of the Annual Classical and Modern Languages Foreign Language Festival.  Several high schools were invited to participate in a wide range of activities, such as Italian through Music and Italian Hand Gestures, French & Food, Writing in Japanese and […]

  • CML Planetarium Shows

    November 15, 2022

    Pre-MAE and MAE future language teachers worked hard, practicing for over a month, to deliver two engaging planetarium shows for our annual CML Language Festival held on Thursday, November 10th: “El viaje por el sistema solar” and “Le voyage à travers le système solaire.” Many thanks go to graduate students Miranda Forbes (MAE-Spanish) and Wolf […]

  • Truman alumnus Brian Jacobs’ visit

    November 14, 2022

    Truman alumnus Brian Jacobs, B.A. Music/German ‘15, MAE Music Education ‘17, dedicated part of his last visit to campus to spend time with MAE and pre-MAE language students talking about the joys and challenges of language instruction. After Truman, Jacobs went on to receive a Graduate Certificate in Teaching German from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln […]

  • Truman FLAM Award Winners

    October 11, 2022

    Truman State was well-represented last weekend at the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) annual conference held at Washington University in St. Louis, October 7th – 9th. Alumna Kathleen Placke and Claire Viviano each won scholarship funds to attend the conference (both Spanish MAE). Kathleen also gave an engaging PD workshop on the PACE model […]