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DLLL professor, Nidhi Sachdeva on transforming the virtual classroom into community

DLLL professor, Nidhi Sachdeva on transforming the virtual classroom into community

From YouTube-hosted lectures to gamifying the classroom, The Learning Curve is a series showcasing how course instructors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are embracing the online learning environment with creative approaches to teaching remotely. In this week’s instalment, Nidhi Sachdeva, a Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, shares […]

Professor Christina Kraenzle co-edited a new journal article: Transnationalism in German Comics, special issue of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Professor Christina Kraenzle co-edited a new journal article: Transnationalism in German Comics, special issue of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

This is a special themed issue on Transnationalism in German Comics, and is guest edited by Christina Kraenzle & Julia Ludewig - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21504857.2020.1718836

A link to “German Culture, Digitally: On-line German related activities and links”

A link to “German Culture, Digitally: On-line German related activities and links”

You might be interested in exploring a link to “German Culture, Digitally: On-line German related activities and links”, compiled by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-german-studies/german-culture-digitally-0#Museums German Culture, Digitally Online German-related activities for this time of social distancing During these strange and trying times, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies will continue to support […]

Portuguese Gives You Wings Award - our 2019-2020 winner wins a trip for academic excellence

Portuguese Gives You Wings Award - our 2019-2020 winner wins a trip for academic excellence

York University’s Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) has announced Jonathan Cabral as the 2019-20 recipient of the Portuguese Gives You Wings award, sponsored by Azores Airlines. This award aims to recognize academic excellence in an elementary Portuguese language course (POR1000). Aguiar excelled in Portuguese 1000, earning a […]

A Featured Course for Spanish Program Students

A Featured Course for Spanish Program Students

  Upcoming for Fall/Winter 2020-2021… AP/SP 2200 6.0 Introduction to Spain's and Latin America's Greatest Writers! Taught by Professor Maria Figueredo Course description: This course offers a thematic, historical, and social survey of literature from the Spanish-speaking world, studying narrative, poetry, drama, and essays from the medieval period to the present. The basic tools and […]

York professor edits new collection focusing on Chinese Canadian identities

York professor edits new collection focusing on Chinese Canadian identities

York University Assistant Professor Jessica Tsui-yan Li (Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) contributed to Chinese Canadian studies in her recently published edited volume The Transcultural Streams of Chinese Canadian Identities (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). Jessica Tsui-yan Li Focusing on the geopolitical and economic circumstances that have prompted […]

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 […]

Scholarship Offered by Villa Charities

Scholarship Offered by Villa Charities

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PREFERENCE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE SPECIAL INTEREST IN ITALIAN HERITAGE AND CULTURE Villa Charities has just announced a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Information and application form available on their website.

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 […]