Modern Languages

Heidi Specht Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Tearing Down Language Barriers, Building Cultural Bridges

I sit down at an outside table at Easton Cafe, with a hot coffee at my side and a beat-up notebook in front me. Maren, an exchange student from Germany, arrives a few minutes later for our German lesson. “Hallo,” she says to me, “Wie geht’s dir?” “Mir geht’s gut,” I respond. “Und dir...

May 30, 2018 Jen Retter

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan...

Heidi Specht May 9, 2018 10:54 am

Tourism’s Effect on Indigenous Chileans

Upon entering San Pedro de Atacama (the world’s driest desert, in northern Chile), tourists are greeted with a view like no other: volcano-topped horizons, white salt flats that seem to go on forever, and vibrant red rocks in every direction. This might be what makes the Chilean Desert one of South...

Heidi Specht May 2, 2018 9:56 am

‘Do You Eat Chilis in Chile?’

This week, I sat down with my Chilean friends and asked the burning question: What are the most common misconceptions that foreigners have about Chile? I was surprised when everyone starting talking at once. Clearly, there are a lot. Here is a narrowed-down list of questions Chileans...

Heidi Specht Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Claire Weisner ’20, International Studies Major in Chile

My favorite part about studying abroad in Chile is that I am fully immersed in the culture. I live with a Chilean family, so I am constantly in a situation which forces me to use Spanish. Relying on English is not an option. This experience teaches you to be patient with yourself—...

Heidi Specht Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm

My Home Away From Home

My first week in Chile was a brilliant blur of sunny beach days, delicious (and cheap) wine, Reggaeton, and the most difficult Spanish I’ve ever heard in my life. Coming to Chile can be a major culture shock, even for someone who knows Spanish and has previously studied abroad. Still,...

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Jan 22, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Hanson Presents on Brunca Language, Votes for Word of the Year

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson, associate professor of Modern Languages, presented research on “The Dynamic State of the Brunca Language” at the joint meeting of the Society of the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 4...

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Jan 19, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19, as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson, assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer...

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Dec 5, 2017 Jen Retter

Dr. Bonin Presents at French Studies Colloquium

Dr. Kate Bonin, assistant professor of Modern Languages, attended the 43rd annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium in Charlottesville, Va this November. Dr. Bonin chaired a panel and presented “Styles of Writing, Ways of Seeing: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un coeur simple’ Together with Sand’s ‘...

Jul 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Drs. Eaton, Hanson Attend Grant Writing Institute

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, and Dr. Aroline Hanson, assistant professor of Spanish and Linguistics, attended the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Proposal Writing Institute from July 13 to 17. The Institute, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, is...

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Jun 1, 2017 Jen Retter

Dr. Bonin Examines Women in French Literature at International Conference

Dr. Kate M. Bonin, assistant professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, attended the 2017 Women in French Conference in Leeds, England from May 19 to 21. This year’s theme, “Women Behaving Badly (?): Women’s Pleasures and Their Discontents in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies,”...

May 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

In Video, Class of 2017 Grads Share After Arcadia Plans

Find out what graduates of the Class of 2017 have planned after Commencement.   Watch the Video