Monday, December 12, 2011

Fall 2011 Spanish Recital

The Spanish Recital for Fall 2011 took place on Wednesday, November 30. Twenty-two students performed adaptations or research presentations inspired by the short stories studied in SPA 315 Advanced Oral and Written Spanish and SPA 324 Spanish American Literature.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fall 2011 French Recital

Thursday, December 1, the Language Department hosted the French Recital in Yates-Gill College Union. French students in the 300-level courses prepared oral presentations with the French Assistant, Clémentine Bastin. The Recital is an opportunity for our advanced students to exhibit their oral expression skills and the material they have been learning to a wider audience. This year students from FRE 111 Elementary French I, FRE 211, Intermediate French I, and CTI 205 La Doulce France comprised our audience and gave their support to our majors and minors in French.

Students in FRE 315 Introduction to French Studies prepared dramatic monologs on a fictive or historical character from the Second World War. We would like to feature Jillian Bush this semester for her excellent portrayal of Clara, a young Jewish woman who joins the Resistance as a way to avenge her husband's death.

Students in FRE 351 French Theatre of the 17th and 20th Centuries prepared a scene from Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. With Clémentine, the four acted scene 10 from act 3 in which Cléonte and Lucille, Covielle et Nicole must work out a misunderstanding and be reconciled.

Congratulations to our performers for their good work this semester.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Study Chinese at William Jewell!

Beijing, one of Jewell's approved study abroad programs
This week the faculty at William Jewell approved two new courses that will form the foundation of a Chinese program at Jewell: CHI 111, Elementary Chinese I and CHI 112, Elementary Chinese II. We are happy to be able to offer these choices beginning fall 2012. In fall 2013 we plan to add the intermediate level, allowing students to complete their language requirement in Chinese and be able to then complete a Chinese Area Studies minor or a self-designed International Business and Chinese major, both of which would require a semester abroad. William Jewell currently has two study abroad programs in China. Students have a choice of studying in Beijing through IES or at Hong Kong Baptist University. We look forward to working with our new Chinese language students next year.