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Our Planet, Our Responsibility

Our Planet, Our Responsibility

The Global Climate Strike: “Our Planet, Our Responsibility” On September 27th 2019, I attended the Global Climate Strike in downtown Toronto. This is one of the largest anti-climate change rallies to take place not only in North America, but around the world. This year, 7.6 million people worldwide participated to advocate for the environment and encourage people […]

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 […]

Creation Sounds NEW book by Professor Maria Figueredo - now available in paperback

Creation Sounds NEW book by Professor Maria Figueredo - now available in paperback

NOW in paperback! This book considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of meaning production. By examining innovations by Latin American writers, the intertextual relationships between the historical weight of influential voices are juxtaposed with twenty-first-century acts of writing. The reception of texts mixes a plethora of voices, meta-histories […]

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 […]

Community Conversation Cuba’s New Constitution: A Giant Step Forward

Community Conversation Cuba’s New Constitution: A Giant Step Forward

On July 6th, 2019, students from SP 3000 and SP2000 had the opportunity to join the Latin American community in Toronto and to participate in a Community Conversation event organized by Julio Fonseca and sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Faculty members, representatives […]