Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dr. Susan Myers Visits French V at Liberty North High School


Today, January 27,  Dr. Susan Myers, Chair of Languages and Professor of French at William Jewell, once again visited the French V class of Liberty North High School and Liberty High School. She had the privilege of leading the class through a lesson on French Impressionism, introducing students to Impressionist painting, poetry and music while building vocabulary and speaking skills. Thanks to Madame Snead for the invitation and thanks to her students who warmly welcomed her into their class! Dr. Myers appreciated their enthusiastic participation and eagerness to learn.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A poem by Alexandra Millhuff in FRE 315

Alexandra Millhuff, FRE 315
In FRE 315 Introduction to French Studies this fall, students read Paul Éluard's poem "Faire vivre" describing the rise of the French Resistance and its love of liberty. Our student, Alexandra Millhuff chose for her presentation topic to imagine how, if she were a fighter in the resistance, she would express her experience in a poem and to share her original piece with the class. She did such a wonderful job, we're happy to share it with you.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

The Department of Languages and the members of Phi Theta Chapter wish you happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fête de Noël for French Students at Jewell

Lindsey, Leah, Paola, and Dr. Myers
Yesterday Dr. Michael Foster and Dr. Susan Myers hosted a Christmas party for French students.
Students had a chance to view sample French Christmas and Hanukkah cards for artistic inspiration and French expressions for their cards.
Paola, our French Assistant
And then they set about creating their own with a variety of supplies.
Choosing crafting supplies

Lindsey crafting her card

Student Christmas Cards
Also for a treat, Dr. Myers prepared her first bûche de Noël.

Thanks to all who came.

Joyeux Noël!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Recital for French, Chinese, and Japanese, a Success!

Thursday, December 3, 2015, advanced students of French, Chinese, and Japanese participated in the Department of Languages Fall Recital.

Students in FRE 315 Introduction to French Studies started the program with dramatic monologues inspired by the fictional and historical figures studied in the course. Featured today are Kathryn Shelburne (who portrayed Hémon, the fiancé of the condemned Antigone of Anouilh's play by the same name) and Christian Ousnamer (who portrayed Jean Moulin, an important leader of the French Resistance).

Jessica Harmon, an advanced student of Chinese, presented with her instructor, Ms. Ying-Yu Huang, a Chinese folk tale.

Next in the program came the students of FRE 322 French Women Writers. These students presented their research into the contributions of a French women. Here we have Hilli Alden presenting on the life of Édith Piaf.

Molly Hutson in JPN 350 Advanced Japanese Communication gave a talk on Japanese Theme Restaurants.

Congratulations to all our participants! It was a great Recital!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Students of Chinese Practice Making Dumplings for the International Flavors Event

International Flavors

Students from China, Japan, France, Spain, and Australia will be preparing food for the Jewell community to sample at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Gano Assembly Room. The students will also explain how to make their respective foods. Ms. Ying-Yu Huang shares this movie of her students practicing how to make and explain how to make dumplings.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"User-Friendly Feedback: Implementing ACTFL and CEFR Rubrics for Speaking and Writing" Presented at the 2015 FLAM Conference

Drs. Susan Myers and Jennifer Colón presented their conference session entitled "User-Friendly Feedback: Implementing ACTFL and CEFR Rubrics for Speaking and Writing" at the 2015 FLAM Conference.

Our slide presentation is available as well for your review.

Finally, a packet of materials referenced in the slides can be viewed here. The last page has helpful links to both ACTFL and CEFR materials for your reference.