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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 […]

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese festival with a history of more than 2000 years. Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15 th of the eighth lunar month. This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 4 th , 2017. Ancient Chinese believe that July, August, and September are Autumn months. Therefore, the 15 th of the […]

Sarah Jones-Boardman, New French Instructor

Bonjour! My name is Sarah Jones-Boardman. I completed my B.A. in French and Psychology and my M.A. in French at University of Minnesota where I am currently finishing my PhD on Francophone African literature. I am a Minnesota native, born and raised in St. Paul. In fact, my family has lived in Saint Paul since […]

Prof. Kyoore attended a seminar on immigration

Prof. Paschal Kyoore (French Section) attended an IES faculty seminar on immigration in Vienna (Austria) and Berlin (Germany) April 2-8, 2017. The theme of the seminar was: “Immigration in Europe: Past and Future”. In fall 2016, he had taught a 300 level Special Topics course on immigration in France, and plans to make it a […]