Department of Languages

CAAH December graduates dream big and make bold plans

This is photo of Hannah Pearson, a December graduate with a double major in English and Modern Languages-American Sign Language.

From the newsstand: CAAH December graduates dream big and make bold plans Paul Hyde, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities December 9, 2019 Hannah Pearson, graduating in December with a double major in English and Modern Languages-American Sign Language, has a prestigious internship lined up, followed by plans for graduate school. Image Credit: David Hearne […]

Spanish students present research in Fall courses

This semester, students in two Spanish classes offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera had the opportunity to present their research on literary topics connected to Spanish literature and film. Madison Barbor, Kathleen Fallon, Mauricio Gallegos Leal, Chandler Gilliard, Nariah Haeffner, Alexandra Hitchens, Laura Issel, Rachel Jones, Akim Koutsioukis, Jillian Marlowe, Elle McDermott, Wyatt Meadors, Valerie Peters, […]

Department of Languages Hosts 47th Annual Declamation Contest

The Department of Languages hosted the 47th Annual Declamation Contest on October 19, 2019. This annual poetry recitation contest is an opportunity for middle-school and high-school students from across the region to visit the Clemson campus and show off their foreign-language skills by competing in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. […]

Department of Languages and CAAH participate in Language Day

On Thursday, October 17, representatives from the Department of Languages and College of Arts and Humanities participated in Language Day at Pelion High School in Lexington, SC.  Language Day, which is in its second year, is an informational event held at Pelion High School in Lexington, SC in which high school students can learn about […]

Film and Event Series: The Fall of the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Iron Curtain film and event series will continue on Tuesday, October 22nd with “Dancing in the Death Strip: How Techno Reunited Germany”, a presentation by the Department of Languages’ own Harris King. Organized by Gabriela Stoicea together with three faculty members from the Department of English (Aga Skrodzka, Kati Beck, and […]

Faculty news, Spring/Summer 2019

Raquel Anido, assistant professor of Spanish, was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Su-I Chen, senior lecturer of Chinese, presented at the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (CLTA) Annual Conference in Seattle, April 5-7, 2019. She and her collaborators presented a roundtable session entitled “Understand Cultural Pluralism Through Differential Instructions on Movies.” They used three movies (Wolf […]

Lecturers Host Monthly Gathering for the Deaf Community

From Clemson World Magazine: August 30, 2019 by Paul Hyde When two Clemson faculty members decided to host a coffee get-together for the local Deaf community in Greenville, little did they know that 300 people would show up. Starbucks wasn’t prepared either. “They only scheduled one signing barista, and he was swamped,” said Jason Hurdich, […]

Japanese faculty member begins international exchange with Kansai University

Kansai University Professor Keiko Ikeda (left) welcomed Professor Philip Ngyuen (center) and Clemson University Professor Kumiko Saito (right) to IIGE in preparation for their Fall 2019 "Business and Japanese People" COIL collaboration. Photo courtesy of IIGE.

Kumiko Saito, assistant professor of Japanese, visited Kansai University’s International Plaza and Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE) on June 11, 2019 to discuss plans for Kansai and Clemson’s new collaborative endeavor in international virtual and physical exchange. Her trip was made possible thanks to a Global Learning Seed Grant awarded by Clemson’s Office of […]

ASL faculty member is honorary guest at high school graduation

Jason Hurdich, lecturer of ASL, was an honorary guest at May River High School’s Class of 2019 graduation in Bluffton, South Carolina. He served as the interpreter of the ceremony and met Deaf student Rodney Nunez, one of May River’s graduating seniors. Hurdich was featured in a local news article. Beaufort County School District’s YouTube […]

Alumna’s family donates $500,000 for global learning

L&IT alumna Victoria Leigh Schwehr (left) with her family. Photo courtesy of Clemson University Relations.

$500,000 gift to spark new global learning opportunities at Clemson Tara Romanella, Clemson University Relations May 29, 2019 CLEMSON – The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from […]