Classical & Modern Languages

  • Chinese New Year Gala

    March 1, 2018

    A Chinese New Year Gala was held on Feb. 25th in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building. After a brief speech by President Sue Thomas, over 300 students and faculty members enjoyed delicious food and wonderful performances. These performances included Chinese traditional dances, Chinese folk songs, the Chinese zodiac play, Hip Hop dances, […]

  • ESL Workshop

    February 19, 2018

    This past Saturday United Speakers, a student volunteer organization that serves the English as a Second Language community in Kirksville and the Northeast Missouri region, hosted a teaching workshop led by Dr. Stacy Davis. The workshop focused on lesson planning for ESL students and gave students advice and ideas for creating their own lesson plans. […]

  • Professional certificates in French

    February 15, 2018

    Since May of 2017 the CML department has given students the opportunity to earn professional certificates with the Paris Chamber of Commerce. The certification is  aimed at students or professionals wishing to certify their language skills with a diploma, during or at the end of their training. Students can take the test in seven different […]

  • CML200 Service Learning Course: Taiwan Connect is Recruiting Now

    February 7, 2018

    CML200 Taiwan Connect is a one-credit service learning course in which Truman students teach English to students in Taiwan via Skype. This course has consistently received positive feedback from our students as well as from the schools in Taiwan. Truman students were awarded for their outstanding contribution by the Changhua County Magistrate. Now, this course […]

  • Sangro tinta

    January 29, 2018

    Alexandria Hult and Lydia Pearson will read from their recently published volume, Sangro tinta, on Wednesday, February 7th at 5:00pm in BH 114. In this book of Spanish poetry, the authors explore in their own poetic voices and with beautiful language some of the topics any good poem should treat: passion, anger, fear, hope, and […]

  • Vuelo de cuervos

    Vuelo de cuervos Erick Blandón Wednesday, March 28th 5:00pm BH 114 This novel narrates the story of a young poet sent to document a military mission whose main purpose is to forcefully remove the Miskito peoples from their land. This indigenous community has lived for centuries in the Nicaraguan Caribe region, close to an area […]

  • Satiric and Political Graphics in the Modern Times Exhibit

    January 8, 2018

    The intention of this small exhibit is to provide a brief overview of graphic art throughout history that, with the use of satire and visual power, has exposed the fundamental contradictions and nonsense that define modern society. Nevertheless, the cultivators of this disciple are so numerous and renowned that it is frankly difficult to include […]

  • Poster Presentation about Special Topics in Chinese Culture

    December 21, 2017

    Students of CHIN 311, Introduction to Chinese Culture, presented their posters about special topics in Chinese culture on Dec. 15. A variety of topics ranging from traditional issues such as the Silk Road, Fengshui and Monkey King to contemporary issues such as the one-child policy and the Three Gorges Dam were detailed. Faculty and students […]

  • Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

    December 5, 2017

    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages is pleased to announce an exciting Summer Study Abroad opportunity taking place in Salamanca, Spain from May 21 through July 29, 2018. Students who are accepted will spend 7 weeks studying at Academia Mester, earning 12 credits. Courses can count toward a Spanish major or minor, as well […]