Classical & Modern Languages

  • 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 […]

  • Amanda Smith to present at Sigma Delta Pi “Best Practices” Session at the 105th AATSP Annual Conference in Salamanca, Spain, 2023

    October 10, 2022

    Congratulations to Senior Spanish major Amanda Smith – also President of Truman’ State’s Sigma Delta Pi Capítulo Rho Rho – who has been chosen to share about the “Best Practices” of our university’s National Spanish Honor Society Chapter. This is an enormous accomplishment as Smith has been selected out of a handful of college students […]

  • Miranda Forbes wins GIASR grant

    October 3, 2022

    Congratulations to Miranda Forbes (BA Spanish; BS Linguistics ’21, Spanish MAE ’23) for winning a $750 grant from the Office of Student Research. Working closely with her mentor Dr. Stacy Davis, her Grant-in-Aid-of-Student-Research (GIASR) project will investigate how the tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be implemented by professors in language classrooms at Truman […]

  • Amy Norgard published a chapter in edited volume “Women in Classical Video Games”

    September 13, 2022

    Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics, published a chapter in edited volume “Women in Classical Video Games” (eds. Draycott and Cook, Bloomsbury), which was released on Sept. 8. Despite the prevalence of video games set in or inspired by classical antiquity, the medium has to date remained markedly understudied in the disciplines of classics and ancient […]

  • CML Awards Ceremony 2022

    August 1, 2022

    CML Awards Ceremony 2022 On April 26, 2022, CML celebrated student and faculty successes.  Faculty members presented awards to outstanding students from various language disciplines. Each year, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages hosts a reception to honor the accomplishments of students.  Awards given to “Outstanding Students” for the various major disciplines, graduating with […]

  • Dr. Wen Earns Academic Innovation Award

    June 27, 2022

    Dr. Wen was recognized for incorporating the latest research findings from second language studies and learning sciences. This method promotes the creative use of the target language as the goal of learning. Learning a second language in this way leads to integrated and dynamic knowledge of the language, which is easy to apply to new […]