Department of Languages

Students dive into Japanese language and culture

Photo of William Edwards enjoyings dinner with a Japanese family during his home stay.

The Clemson Language Immersion Program celebrated its 20th year of offering students a blend of classroom instruction and cultural activities in the local community. This year’s Japanese program, conducted on campus from May 12 to June 14 under the direction of Toshiko Kishimoto, immersed students for seven hours a day in the target language. Each student took a pledge to use only Japanese for the entire five weeks. […]

Internships in Seville prepare students for health professions

Photo of students visiting the Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío in Seville, Spain.

Clemson’s unique Language and International Health major combines coursework in languages (with concentrations in Spanish and Chinese) and public health. A highlight of the program for those concentrating in Spanish is the healthcare internship experience in Seville, Spain. Students have the opportunity to complete internships at both public and private hospitals and medical centers. […]

Student spotlight – Meg O’Sell

photo of Meg O'Sell

Meg O’Sell, a spring graduate of the Language and International Health program, is our student spotlight in this new feature. Meg has studied and worked abroad in several Spanish-speaking countries, including Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain. At the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities spring awards ceremony, Meg received the Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Award and the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award. Let’s learn more about her. […]

Students host seminar and present research

Photo of senior Lawrence Reed who interprets the dialogue between speakers and audience at the American Sign Language Club’s Spring Seminar

American Sign Language Club hosts Spring Seminar

The American Sign Language Club hosted their annual Spring Seminar in the Student Academic Success Center in April. This year’s seminar featured five interpreters of the Deaf (all from South Carolina) fielding questions from the audience regarding the interpreting profession, Deaf Culture, and personal experiences. […]

Faculty news: Faculty receive national and university awards

Photo of Graciela Tissera receive the Frank A. Burtner Award for Excellence in Advising. Pictured with Tissera, second from left, are President Jim Clements, X and Vice Provost Bob Jones.

Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of American Sign Language, was awarded the National Association of the Deaf Golden Hands Award for his work with the South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. The Golden Hand Award is bestowed by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and recognizes exemplary, volunteer contributions. […]

Department welcomes new faculty

photo of Ana Paula Miller

Meet the newest members of the Department of Languages who joined us this fall. Adrienne Fama, lecturer of Spanish

Subjects taught: elementary and intermediate Spanish

Education: M.A. in Hispanic linguistics from the University of Florida; B.A. in Spanish from Northwestern University