Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Department Blog

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]

Tatianna Thurik, English TA in France

Studying French at Gustavus for four years just wasn’t enough for me. During senior year, I decided that I would like to continue learning French post graduation. So when I heard about the Teaching Assistant program in France, I started to research it. A few former Gustavus students had done the program and had really […]

Faculty Shoptalk by Prof. Paschal Kyoore

Prof. Paschal Kyoore did a Faculty Shoptalk on November 17th 2017 on the topic: “Immigration in Europe: The Past and the Future”

Emma Thompson, CIEE Global Institute- Berlin, Germany

Emma Thompson Junior CIEE Global Institute – Berlin, Germany Majors: Psychological Science | Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study abroad in Berlin, Germany this past spring semester. I spent my time there with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). They offer semester long programs […]

Prof. Kyoore, Folktales in French

Prof. Paschal Kyoore has just published a collection of folktales and legends in French: “Contes et légendes dagara: Ghana”.  Paris: L’Harmattan.

Chinese Culture Event, Monday, November 13th

Please come to join us to learn trade and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 13th ( Monday)  with Brian and Eri, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum’s special-tour guides. Poster can be viewed here: Brian talk ad

Interesting things about the French Language

I’ve found this article about varieties of the French Language. Some of you may find it interesting. There are also links to other pages to help you with French. Say Bonjour to 7 Different Types of French Spoken Today! Real posts by professors should be back the week after this one.

Some History of the Japanese Writing System

If you are studying modern Japanese, you are familiar with the phonetic kana writing system. What you might not be aware of, is that the orthography used today was put into use as recently as 1946. Before then, kana spelling was much more irregular (think of English spelling versus pronunciation), since the same spelling had […]

Emily Odermatt, Senior, IES Abroad, Metropolitan Studies: Berlin, Germany

Studying in Berlin Germany was such an amazing experience that allowed me to grow in so many ways. Though I picked the program in Berlin, before I got there I really had no idea what to expect. But I was amazed as I pulled up in the train and I had my first glimpse of […]

Selim Toth, German TA

Hallo zusammen, I’m Selim Toth from Berlin, and am the German TA at Gustavus this year. I will help and support you throughout your studies of my interesting yet difficult native language. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or come by my office in Confer 124. I obtained my B.A. in […]