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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


Benoît Labat  

Attaché de coopération universitaire et pour le français 

French Consulate of Los Angeles 

18 November 

11 – noon 

Zoom Recording:

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. 


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! 

Spanish Club

Apr 13, 2021

Spanish Club meets on Tuesdays at 11 am on Dexter Lawn!  Learn more about some of our upcoming events. 

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Vietnamese Conversation Table - Fall 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Xin chào! We are restarting the Vietnamese Language and Culture Group, also known as the Vietnamese conversation group, after a summer hiatus. The first is Friday, August 7 from 12-1 p.m. 

Cultures of France Students Discuss What It Means to Be French

Jul 17, 2020

On 16 July, students in WLC 310: Culture/s of France engaged in a live discussion via Zoom with Philippe Foutrel (an insurance agent in the Rouen area) about France today, what it might mean to be "French," and the many paradoxes of French society.

WLC 310: Cultures of Italy Field Trip

WLC 310: Cultures of Italy Field Trip

Jul 13, 2020

On March 9, 2020, students in WLC 310: Cultures of Italy participated in a field trip at Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica in downtown San Luis Obispo. 


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