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Rethinking Bilingualism: The Rise of the Heritage Speaker

May 3, 2016

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Julio Torres, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, University of California, Irvine, and affiliate faculty at the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA.

Dr. Angelica Browne’s German 301 Final Projects, Winter 2016

Mar 29, 2016

The assignment: develop an interactive, multimedia website that promotes a business-- an academy, a news magazine, a news channel, etc. -- while communicating to the world your take on current events, both global and personal i.e. your own Welt Aktuell.

Dr. Angelica Browne’s German 202 Final Projects, Winter 2016

Mar 29, 2016

For their final group project, students had a choice between designing an original game or creating a completely new business. Moreover, they designed and built a user-friendly, elegant and unique website to promote their game or enterprise.

Dr. Angelica Browne’s German 202 and German 301 Students Rapping in German, Winter 2016

Mar 29, 2016

In a burst of creative enthusiasm Ger 202 and Ger 301 students had great fun writing and performing a catchy hip-hop song “Is mir egal...” [“I don’t care...”], a spontaneous work of Art driven by the sole purpose of having fun experimenting in German. Want to know what CalPoly students care and don’t about? Check out these vids: 

SPAN 206: Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Spring 2016)

Mar 1, 2016

Spring Quarter 2016

Spanish 206 FlyerWorried about losing your Spanish?

Don’t! Make your Spanish even better!

German 233 Culture and Literature Class Final Art Projects (Fall 2015)

Jan 20, 2016

The final project for Ger 233 literature course during the Fall Quarter 2015 entitled "Unser Erstes Wortkunstwerk auf Deutsch" (literally “work of art in words in German”) required students to:

German Conversation Table

Jan 5, 2016

German Conversation Table flyer

Promote Multilingualism & JOIN THE GERMAN CONVERSATION TABLE at Cal Poly!

Practice your German, learn more about German culture and meet new friends!
Led by German-speaking faculty members at Cal Poly.
Everyone interested in speaking German or just listening is welcome!

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Russian Conversation Table

Jan 4, 2016

Russian Conversation Table flyer

Join the first Russian conversation table at Cal Poly to practice your Russian, learn more about Russian culture and meet new friends!

Led by Russian-speaking faculty members at Cal Poly.
Everyone interested in speaking Russian or just listening is welcome!

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10 Reasons to Study in Florence with CSU

Nov 4, 2015

FlorenceFor all majors in Junior or Senior standing in 2016-17, with a GPA of 2.5 or better, make it a year to remember by traveling to the land of Michelangelo and La Dolce Vita! 

Here are just 10 reasons...

Cal Poly Professor to Oversee French Advanced Placement Exams

Jun 25, 2015

Brian G. Kennelly, Cal Poly professor in the Modern Languages & Literatures Department, was named the 2015-16 chief reader designate by the College Board to oversee the French Language and Culture Advanced Placement exams.


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