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ILC Launches New Translation Program in French and Spanish

April 24, 2017

In the Fall, the Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) will begin offering French- and Spanish-to-English Translation Certificates. This program will coincide with ILC’s move to Browning Hall, the new Interdisciplinary Building, where there will be a state-of-the-art Translation Lab. Translation is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Webster has one of the few professionally-oriented translation certificates in the country.

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ILC Hosts 17th Annual Rosita Awards Celebration

April 11, 2017

The Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) hosted the 17th annual Rosita Awards April 7, honoring students who have pursued the study of language and culture beyond beginning level. At the ceremony, two students were randomly selected as the recipient of a small scholarship, which was created by Professor Emeritus Consuelo Gallagher in 1999. This year, Sofia Gianino (French) and Chen Wang (ESL) were awarded the scholarship.

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Series of events commemorates bond between United States and France

Centre Francophone, Webster Film Series Host WWI Cine-Concert 'Wings'

April 04, 2017

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, the French Embassy seeks to shed light on this momentous occasion through a series of events across the U.S. throughout 2017 as part of a yearlong program “How 1917 Changed the World." Join the Webster University Film Series & the Centre Francophone, and Cinema St. Louis for a special ciné-concert to commemorate the centennial.

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ILC Trivia Night

TAs Host Friendly Competition at ILC International Trivia Night

March 31, 2017

Teaching assistants from the Department of International Languages and Cultures hosted an International Trivia Night on on March 28, creating a fun event in which Webster students could learn about other countries and cultures through some friendly competition. Over 50 students attended the event, which included pizza and snacks.

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2017 Global Game Day

Snapshots: ILC's 2017 Global Game Day

March 27, 2017

The International Languages and Cultures Department hosted the second annual Global Game Day on Thursday, March 23, in the University Center. The ILC collaborated with Campus Activities, ESL, UFGC, JSA, and MCISA in continuation of the idea of #WeAreAllWebster. The event gave International and domestic students a chance to interact and make new friends through playing games together.

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In the News: Cuille, Joe Schuster, van der Steege and Yang Fan

March 07, 2017

Endowed professor of French Lionel Cuille was profiled in the March 3 St. Louis Business Journal, Communications and Journalism professor Joe Schuster was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on former Cardinal Charlie Peete, and Madeleine van der Steege and Yang Fan were quoted on Webster Leiden's offerings for women entrepreneur development.

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Centre Francophone hosts a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century

February 28, 2017

Webster University’s Centre Francophone and Vista Higher Learning will host a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century on March 4, from 8:30-11 a.m., in the EAB. This event is hosted by Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed professor of French at Webster University.

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Human Rights in Mexico: Hear from Parents of the Disappeared

October 26, 2016

On Sept. 26-27, 2014, 43 students were kidnapped at Iguala/Ayoztinapa in the state of Guerrero. Parents of one student who remains missing and another who evaded being taken will share their experiences and also talk about the current human rights and migration issues in Mexico. There are two opportunities to hear from them on Oct. 31 at Webster.

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Snapshot: Spanish class celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 27, 2016

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), students in Spanish and Methods in the Teaching of Foreign Languages and ILC teaching assistants, attended the St. Louis Public Library event, We Are St. Louis: Mexican Heritage on Sept. 21, learning about the history of the Mexican community in St. Louis.

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Students play the flag matching game.

2016 Rosita Awards Add Extra Flair to Annual Event

May 10, 2016

The Department of International Languages and Cultures hosted the 16th annual Rosita Award Ceremony on April 29, welcoming about 75 attendees for the catered dinner, student performances, games and awards. The Rosita Award recognizes students who embrace the spirit of multilingualism by continuing the study of language beyond the beginning level.

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This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Rozan Riley, Mercedes Stephenson, Bruce Umbaugh

Excellence in Teaching: Kemper Winners Thompson, Umbaugh, Riley, Stephenson

May 10, 2016

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Bruce Umbaugh, Rozan Riley and Mercedes Stephenson.

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Students from nine St. Louis area high schools discussed the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French

Snapshot: Centre Francophone Hosts French Essay Contest

April 20, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the Centre Francophone at Webster University hosted the French Essay Contest of the Alliance Française ("Concours de rédaction") on Saturday, April 16, in the East Academic Building. Lionel Cuillé welcomed 113 students from nine St. Louis area high schools to discuss the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French.

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Students collaborated to create subtitles for the 1952 Austrian film, 'April 1st 2000.'

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna, St. Louis Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 18, 2016

Students studying Austrian cinema through Webster Vienna had a challenge. Their peers in German language class in St. Louis had a solution. Faculty members Holger Lang and Paula Hanssen conceived two courses that allowed students to enroll at their local campus while working in close collaboration to achieve a shared interdisciplinary goal. Their work creating subtitles for the Austrian film “April 1st 2000” taught them about language, cultural identity and perceptions of historical events.

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