Languages and Linguistics

  • Elisabeth Shirk’s study abroad experience in Quebec

    October 14, 2019

    Elisabeth Shirk, winner of a $4,000 scholarship awarded by the American Society of the French Academic Palms, wrote an essay on her study abroad experience in Quebec, last summer. The French Academic Palms recognizes those who have rendered eminent service to French education and have contributed actively to the prestige of French culture. For more […]

  • Former CML graduate Elizabeth Berendzen

    September 11, 2019

    After graduating with her MAE in May, Elizabeth Berendzen moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. There she found a position at the Obermayr Europaschule in Erbenheim. She is working as a team teacher in bilingual courses offered to students from 5th to 13th grade. These courses include History, Geography, Politics and Economy, and Biology. The school is […]

  • Norgard Receives Innovation Award

    August 13, 2019

    Amy Norgard, assistant professor of classics, earned a spring 2019 Academic Innovation Award. She was recognized for Living Latin through Modern Music, in which she introduced a semester-long project called Carmen Diei (“Song of the Day”), which had students singing and translating modern songs in Latin.

  • New Italian Textbook Ready for Fall Semester

    August 1, 2019

    Dr. Carlo Annelli has completed a new textbook for students of Italian at the introductory level. Figurati! An Economical Approach to Elementary Italian will be used in both Italian 101 in the Fall semester and Italian 102 in the Spring. It consists of twelve chapters and two appendices spanning a total of 179 pages. Dr. […]

  • Internship at the Croix-Rouge Francaise

    July 25, 2019

    During my internship at the Croix-Rouge Francaise, I worked closely with immigrant and asylum seeking populations in a way that is very important. Domicilation Postale provides a service that allows homeless people and those with unstable housing to still be able to receive mail and their important documents, similar to a Post Office Box in […]

  • 2019 Summer Study Abroad in Spain

    May 27, 2019

    The 2019 Summer Study Abroad in Spain began on May 17 in Madrid, with ten participants and Dr. Stacy Bryant. The cultural immersion started with a stop for churros and chocolate, an emblematic Spanish treat. After a panoramic tour of historic Madrid, including the Gran Vía, Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza […]


    May 11, 2019

    Truman’s student-led English as a Second Language organization, United Speakers, had an exciting 2018-2019 academic year. Thanks to a $500 grant from the Foreign Language Association of Missouri, United Speakers was able to purchase instructional materials and supplies for the classes they teach in four different locations. One exciting purchase, a new projector for the […]

  • Classical and Modern Languages “Celebrating Student Success” Awards Reception

    May 7, 2019

    The 2019 Classical and Modern Languages “Celebrating Student Success” Awards Reception was held on April 30 in SUB Georgian Room A. Awards were presented to outstanding students from various language disciplines by faculty members. Every year, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages hosts the reception to recognize the accomplishments of student recipients of national […]

  • Spanish Immersion Weekend 2019

    April 9, 2019

    Truman students had a great opportunity to practice Spanish outside the classroom through participation in the department’s annual Spanish Immersion Weekend, held at Camp Jo-Ota near Clarence, MO on April 5th and 6th.  The adventure began when students signed a contract, promising to speak only Spanish for the entirety of the trip. Activities on Friday […]