Archive for 2011

Hispánoman – short film by advanced MLC students

Students in Professor Angelique Dwyer’s class on Film in Spanish (SPA 390) made short films as part of their course work.  Here is one of them:  a film called “Hispánoman.”  It is witty, well-made, and  with a great message!

The many benefits of a major in languages

This article from the New York Times discusses how majoring in languages provides benefits that extend far beyond the classroom.    

Culpeper Workshops

The Culpeper Language Learning Center invites the campus community to participate in one or all of the remaining workshops this semester at Culpeper. These workshops are free and are put on by the Culpeper Crew work-study students at the Center. Below you will find the flier of the schedule for the second half of the […]

Skype helps ill student suceed

Sometimes life brings unexpected challenges. This was the case for Senior Emily Eddy, one of my Spanish students this semester. Emily had just finished a J-Term trip to Spain and Morocco when she was hit by the Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an autoimmune syndrome which left her basically paralyzed after just a few days. The symptoms were […]

What students are doing in Modern Languages at Gustavus

Students in Professor Marisa Kalbermatten’s Spanish Composition class are reading and discussing El cartero de Neruda (Neruda’s Postman) the Chilean novel on which the film Il Postino is based.  Professor Kalbermatten’s innovative approach means that students are learning about Chilean culture and political history at the same time as they are studying advanced grammar and […]

Only 5% of the people in the world speak English as their first language

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela Only 5% of all the people in the world speak English as their first language.* In the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & […]

Culpeper Workshop Series (March)

I thought I should repost the  Culpeper Workshop Series schedule for the first half of the Spring Semester 2011. While we haven’t had many participants as of yet, we have had about 5 individuals including Culpeper staff thus far. There’s lots of room for improvement, but in any case this is a great learning and […]

The MLC Blog

Dear professors and students of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures: We need your help. Jeremy Robinson (Culpeper Center) and I are revamping the MLC web site. The new site will host this blog, where we will post news about the department: our students, our alums, our course projects, faculty research, and community news. But we […]