Languages and Linguistics

  • 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 […]

  • Spanish Immersion Weekend

    April 5, 2017

    This year’s Spanish Immersion Weekend was a huge success! Ten students, Spanish majors and minors, accompanied Prof. Carreño and Prof. Davis to Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, MO. Everyone spent the weekend conversing in Spanish only, watching a movie, participating in a variety of different discussion activities, playing juegos de mesa, as well as preparing guacamole, Spanish […]

  • Pasta-making at the Foreign Language Festival

    March 30, 2017

    The Italian Club (C.I.A.O.) had a wonderful time this week partnering with other foreign language orgs on campus to offer a week of foreign-language events, including film screenings and cooking demonstrations. Today (Wed. March 29) C.I.A.O. offered a fresh-pasta making workshop open to all Truman students in the Chariton Room of MO-Hall, where participants learned […]

  • Spanish-language Standardized Patient Encounters

    March 24, 2017

    On Friday, March 24, Dr. Andrea Nate’s Spanish for the Medical Professions students completed their first Spanish-language Standardized Patient Encounters at A.T. Still University.  During the encounters, students perform the roles of doctors for Spanish-speaking patients. In mock clinical consultation rooms, the student doctors performed standardized complete Spanish-language consultations in which they took the patients’ […]