For students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree there are several ways of demonstrating that you have the necessary foreign language proficiency: you can take two years of classes on campus or elsewhere, you can combine coursework with study abroad, or you can test out.
Three ACTFL Webinars on Timely Topics in Language Teaching
1) Connections: A call to prioritize second language learning in internationalization efforts
Dr. Paula Garrett-Rucks, Georgia State University.
We should measure what matters because what we measure matters.
—Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University.
CASLS founder and longtime UO language advocate Carl Falsgraf is back on campus this year.
Béralde: …Faites-vous medecin vous-même…
Argan: Mais il faut savoir bien parler latin, connoître les maladies, et les remèdes qu'il y faut faire.
Béralde: …L'on n'a qu' a parler avec une robe et un bonnet, tout galimatias deveient savant, et toute sottise devient raison.
—Le Malade Imaginaire, Molière
Please join us for our quarterly meeting. It promises to be an exciting one as we learn about and discuss recent developments in the language landscape at UO.
Six terms, including the last three in one long hot smoky summer, and yet Spanish instructor Sayo Murcia's students had nothing but positive things to say about their UO journey in the language and culture. Hear the stories of eight of them—they're both inspiring and a reminder of how unique each student's encounter with second language study is.
To honor this year's celebration of International Education Week around the country, UO International Affairs released this profile of language diversity on campus. In a very moving way it poses the question of: What would the UO be like if there weren't international students and scholars and a deep appreciation for the languages and outlooks they've brought to campus?
The quarterly meeting of the UOLC will be held in November (not Oct. 19). As always, we'll have a special presentation and discussion on a common interest to our community as well as short reports on various initiatives underway to improve the landscape of language teaching and learning at UO. Hope to see you there!
In the meantime if you have news about your scholarship and work in study abroad, global/local cross cultural issues, language teaching, study or research, please let us know. We'd love to spotlight your work here!
The 2017 GEO Study Abroad Fair is taking place Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 11:00am – 3:00pm in the EMU Ballroom. The fair is a great way for UO students interested in internationalizing their education to learn more about the 250+ programs available to them. Opportunities include everything from study abroad programs that satisfy gen-ed and/or major-related credit; internships and service learning placements that support professional development; new field study options and research opportunities; and more!
Welcome to the official website of the UO Language Council. We’re a group of over 125 faculty, staff, and students at the UO who are interested in building a community around the study of all languages, and who support those studying and teaching in foreign languages, study abroad, area studies, business, journalism, and more. We plan to use this space to share with you the amazing things going on in the world of language and culture study at the UO. And we hope you’ll do likewise.