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!