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York students make their mark at Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

York students make their mark at Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

The 38th annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest was held at the University of Toronto on Feb. 29. Nine students from York University's Japanese Studies program participated in the contest's four categories. Five students from York took home prizes. Lily Feng In the beginners’ category, the grand prize went to Lily Feng, while Mohona Meeftahul won the third place prize. Anson Wong brought home the first-place […]

Display at DLLL celebrates diversity of language

Display at DLLL celebrates diversity of language

A display at York University’s Keele Campus celebrating International Mother Language Day highlights linguistic and cultural diversity and promotes the protection and preservation of languages. The display was organized by the linguistics section, with the Linguistics Students Association in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (DLLL) as part of its ongoing World Cultures Celebrations […]

China Day celebrations feature guest lecture and a demonstration of Yue opera

China Day celebrations feature guest lecture and a demonstration of Yue opera

York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLL) celebrated China Day on Jan. 28. The event was part of the World Cultures Celebrations initiative created to promote intercultural understanding and leadership. Professor Carole H. F. Hoyan from The Chinese University of Hong Kong gave a public lecture, titled “On Lu Xun’s Reception of Eroshenko,” […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL) celebrates the Chinese New Year as part of the World Cultures Celebrations initiative to recognize and respect cultural diversities and festivals around the world. The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar to honor deities and ancestors. This festival is widely rejoiced […]

Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics celebrates student success

Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics celebrates student success

Students in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (DLLL), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), were recognized for their success during an awards reception on Oct. 24 at the Founders College Assembly Hall. The event celebrated the academic achievement and volunteerism of 51 students and included students from the 2017-18 […]

Professor Antonella Valeo receives the 2019 Distinguished Contribution Award from TESL Ontario

Professor Antonella Valeo receives the 2019 Distinguished Contribution Award from TESL Ontario

  Antonella Valeo has been working with ESL learners and teachers for over 25 years and is currently an Associate Professor at York University where she teaches graduate courses in applied linguistics, TESOL, and ESL to undergraduate students.   As a researcher her interests are embedded within the ESL classroom and include a focus on classroom […]

York University students shine at Chinese Bridge competition and student MC contest

York University students shine at Chinese Bridge competition and student MC contest

York University students enrolled in Chinese studies continue to make an impression at the Chinese Bridge, a high-profile international Chinese language proficiency competition for university students. This year, students Christopher Kelayna, Vera Kornilovsky and Amra Mujithaba placed first, second and third, respectively. Kornilovsky tied for second place and Mujithaba was one of three students to […]

Día de Muertos - On October 28, 2019, an Ofrenda was assembled by the Spanish Program, led by Professor Shanna Lino and her students in Spanish 3000.

Día de Muertos - On October 28, 2019, an Ofrenda was assembled by the Spanish Program, led by Professor Shanna Lino and her students in Spanish 3000.

Día de Muertos Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient Mexican tradition, usually observed on November 1, which honours the deceased in cheerful celebration. Typically, family and friends gather to remember those who have died in order to help support their spiritual journey. This holiday has been recognized as an example of […]

Students studying Portuguese at York University write book of short stories for children in Guinea-Bissau

Students studying Portuguese at York University write book of short stories for children in Guinea-Bissau

Learning a language is, above all, a meaningful experiential and cultural opportunity. For students enrolled in Portuguese 2000 (Intermediate Portuguese) at York University, this past year provided the opportunity to learn about the Portuguese nation of Guinea-Bissau  and the struggle for many children to access education and literacy. Students spent several months engaged in a […]

York professor receives Insignia of Professional Merit from government of Azores

York professor receives Insignia of Professional Merit from government of Azores

Maria João Dodman, associate professor of Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, travelled to the Azores to take part in the celebrations of the Day of the Azores, where she received the Insignia do Governo Regional dos Açores – Medal for Professional Merit. The recognition is one […]