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Congratulations to Diana Beas, CLA Academic Achievement Award winner for 2021-2022!

Apr 26, 2022


 
Diana Beas (SPAN '22) has been selected as the CLA's winner of the Academic Excellence Award, which goes to one graduating senior in each college. Diana's nomination states, "Diana Beas is a phenomenal student. Having transferred from Allan Hancock College with a 4.0 GPA, she has maintained this exceptional GPA at Cal Poly as well. Her academic achievements are particularly noteworthy considering that she lived in Mexico for most of her childhood and teen years. In addition to her consistently outstanding academic performance, Diana has demonstrated her commitment to community outreach in several ways. For her SPAN 470 (Medical Spanish) class, she prepared a service learning project to teach mental health to Latinx students in the Santa Maria area. She gave a presentation on this project to the WLC Program Review team during their site visit in November 2021. In WLC 360 (Research Methods) Diana's exceptional work included a professional-quality translation of homeowner application materials for Habitat for Humanity of SLO County and a service learning experience at Santa Maria High School. Diana is an exemplary member of the Cal Poly community and a role model for other First Gen and Latinx young people."
 
Congratulations, Diana, from all of us in the WLC Department!

WLC 360 students translate Habitat for Humanity Homeownership materials

Feb 20, 2022


Students in WLC 360 (Research Methods in World Languages & Cultures) translated application materials, a powerpoint presentation, and a homeownership orientation script into Spanish for Habitat for Humanity for SLO County. These translations will enable Spanish-speaking community members to become informed about Habitat's Homeownership & Building Program and to apply for one of the nine Habitat homes to be built in Paso Robles. The translated materials can be found here: https://hfhsloco.org/apply/

Coming Fall 2022: Japanese Minor!

Jan 24, 2022


For more information, please visit our WLC Minor's Page.

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Interested in Studying in France?

Oct 27, 2021


Are you considering taking French classes at Cal Poly before you graduate?   

Are you a former or current student of French?   

Are you interested in learning more about opportunities for studying in France? 

If so, mark your calendar and be sure to pre-register for a Zoom presentation by 

 

Lucille Delbecchi  

Chargée de mission universitaire, Campus France 

French Consulate of San Francisco

and 

Benoît Labat  

Attaché de coopération universitaire et pour le français 

French Consulate of Los Angeles 

18 November 

11 – noon 

Zoom Recording:

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/play/jMq_9OEXlxPX3HH5XT_g5NlUEB1wWzF7hAvEOuIa35EbcBujEXyOS_TQfxqWn9JMm6lldlonnY-dAIOT.oxmeSPpw9b4nxNve?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=XazM6SKbQiew07-5Ic1SPA.1637698186324.66905f2250b15de43cc89af45c989eb5&_x_zm_rhtaid=942

Powerpoint Slides

 

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Applications for the 2022-2023 Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) are Now Open

Oct 25, 2021


Applications for the 2022-2023 Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) are Now Open

Learn More at: Teaching Assistant Program in France

Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistantships for American citizens and permanent residents to teach English in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France as well as in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. This school year, the 2021-2022 Assistants de langue en France program was maintained by the French Ministry of Education. We are happy to report that selected U. S. assistants were able to begin their positions in France at the beginning of the month with no delays thanks to the progressive easing of travel restrictions between the U. S. and the European Union. We continue to make information and resources relevant to the COVID-19 situation in France available to our new cohort of assistants and are happy to be able to continue to support them as they settle into their new roles.


Assistants are assigned a teaching schedule of 12 classroom hours per week that may be divided among up to three schools, although most assistants are assigned to only two.  Classes are conducted in English.  The teaching assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English.  Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in English classes.  Assignments vary depending on the school’s needs, the assistant’s abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or secondary).


The 1,500 American English Language Assistants make up a significant cohort of the over 4,500 Language Assistants in France every year who teach 15 languages and represent 60 countries. 


Facilitated and administered by France Êducation International (formerly known as the CIEP), not only is this program an important investment in robust foreign language education in France, it is also a critical investment in the promotion of the French language abroad and the development of multilingual, international professionals and educators across the globe. 

 

Congrats to the WLC Class of 2021

Congrats Class of 2021!

Aug 17, 2021


Join us for a virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

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Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump's America

Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump's America

May 18, 2021


On Friday, May 14th, the World Languages and Cultures department hosted a film screening and conversation with executive producer Dr. Lázaro Lima, Professor of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College (NY). Watch a recording of this event now! 

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