Archive for 2013

German class field trip to New Ulm

Professor Pat Branstad’s German 201  class took a field trip to New Ulm, Minnesota on October 1.  New Ulm’s German heritage is evident in its restaurants, shops, and tourist sites. On the class trip, students  sampled  German dishes at Veigel’s Kaiserhoff restaurant and practiced eating the German (European) way, keeping knife in right hand and […]

Meet our Spanish language teaching assistant,Clara González Tosat

We are delighted to welcome our language assistant for Spanish, Clara González Tosat to Gustavus. Below is her description of herself in English and Spanish. Be sure to say hello to her if you see her on campus! Hi, my name is Clara González Tosat! About me:  I’m 23 years old, and I am from Huesca, […]

European Day of Languages

 The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September. Europeans are encouraged to be “plurilingual” – to learn multiple languages. Here are some bilingual and plurilingual celebrities.  “Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any […]

El Tintero Launches Vol. 2 Spring Edition

On Tuesday night, February 19th, 2013 the Spanish Section of the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department celebrated el Lanzamiento del Vol. 2 de El Tintero, the release of Vol. 2 of El Tintero, the on-line Spanish Literary and Cinematic journal of Gustavus. The works were uploaded to El Tintero website to join Vol. 1’s […]

Brötchen und Butter: German 101 includes breakfast

Yum! Okay, so it doesn’t happen all the time. But for this class day, Professor Pat Branstad brought a typical German breakfast (Deutsches Frühstück) to her lucky German 101 students, who were able to sample the following menu. Menu: Brötchen (hard rolls) und Butter Wurst (sausage) Käse Orangensaft (orange juice) Aprikosen Marmelade (apricot jam) Himbeeren Marmelade (raspberry […]