Department of Languages

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students honored at CAAH awards ceremony

The following students were honored at the annual College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) awards ceremony on April 12 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts: Joey Martinek, Award for Excellence in Spanish Katrina Killinger, Japan-America Association of South Carolina (JAASC) Award for Excellence in Japanese Harrison Kerr, Clemson Chinese Laoshi Award for […]

Spanish students present research in spring courses

Students in SPAN 3040. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Students present their research on literary topics Andrew Gasparini, Clare Howley, Maggie Langland, and Joanna Lilly presented their research in the course ‘Introduction to Hispanic Literary Forms’ (SPAN 3040) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Students analyzed works by Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, José de […]

News from French and Spanish student societies

FPS member Kelly Burns (right) at the Language and International Business Conference. Photo courtesy of Mari Lentini.

French: The French Professional Society (FPS) is a pre-professional society for students with a strong interest and background in French and/or French-American relations that wish to apply these interests to their career. FPS meets monthly as a club as well as informally with individual members who want to learn more about the opportunities available to […]

Spanish student presents research at national conference

Jamie Plummer at the conference. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Jamie Plummer, a psychology major and Spanish minor, completed her research in SPAN 4970 (Creative Inquiry Project: The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Jamie presented her research paper “Machismo, Poverty, and Gender Violence in City of God (2002) by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund” at […]

Student spotlight – Mari Lentini

French L&IT Senior Mari Lentini. (Photo courtesy of Mari Lentini.)

Mari Lentini is a graduating senior in the Language and International Trade (L&IT) program. She studied in France, interned with the U.S. Department of State, and is President of the French Professional Society. Let’s learn more about Mari and her accomplishments. Where are you from and why did you choose to come to Clemson? I am […]

Spanish students present research

SPAN 3050 students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students in two 3000-level Spanish courses presented their research on literary themes as well as on social, economic, and political topics. SPAN 3040 students Elisabeth Amini, Erin Clark, Anna Corontzes, Kara Donovan, Courtney Grayson, Madison Herin, Sarah Mcerlean, Allie Mchugh, Melissa Pratt, Hannah Reach, Maegan Reed, Keasler Rothemich, Bryson Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Schaible, and Jacob Stackelhouse […]

Department senior named undergraduate student representative for honor society

See the original press release here. Philip Sikes, Student Affairs CLEMSON — Emily Scircle, a senior at Clemson University, has been named an undergraduate student representative to the Executive Board of Directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scircle was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2017 and serves as the chapter’s undergraduate […]