Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Dr. Aram de Koven (education studies), UW-Eau Claire graduate student Kate Nolin-Smith and Madeline Biers presented "Are Cultural Immersion Experiences Effective in Bridging Cultural Gaps?" at the TESOL International Association Convention March 21 in Dallas, Texas. The presentation described findings on the
effectiveness of the Domestic Intercultural Immersion Experience, which they
organized and in which they participated.
Dr. Reynolds also led a team of 18 TESOL leaders in organizing and planning the TESOL
convention noted above. More than 7,000 English language teachers, scholars,
writers and exhibitors attended approximately 1,100 sessions at the convention,
including plenary talks by John Hunter, Dr. Thomas Nayakama, Dr. Suzanne
Panferov, Dr. Aram de Koven, Dr. Bonnie Norton, Dr. Zoltan Dornyei and Dr. Joy Kreeft
Peyton. For more information, visit tesol.org.
Two students from Ami Christensen's "U.S. Culture and Institutions" class recently entered and placed in the 2013 WITESOL (Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Writing and Art Contest, which was open to students whose instructors are members of WITESOL. The theme for this year's contest was "Who is/are your hero(es) and what makes them a hero in your eyes?" Brice-Henri Tribollet, a UW-Eau Claire student from Switzerland, placed third in the adult writing category for his essay, "More Than a Mother." Hyeonseo Lim, a student from South Korea, placed first in the adult art category for her piece, "The Speakers." Both students received a copy of the winning pieces in each category, a certificate and a small cash prize.
Adam Bosetski receives Fulbright English teaching assistantship. Click here for the full story.
UW-Eau Claire students spend Spring Break deep in the heart of Cajun Country. Click here for the full story.
Gaming system offers new way to improve foreign language skills
Wii open labs to provide authentic context in which students can meaningfully use language.
Junior Alicia Hooker, a Japanese minor, is spending the 2013 spring semester studying at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City, Japan. Click here for the full story.
Students explore Hmong and Miao culture during immersion trip to Southwest China accompanied by Dr. Kelly Wonder. Click here for the full story.
Student nurses utilize their Spanish while providing health screenings to area immigrant farm workers. Click here for the full story.
Britta Cusick, a senior French major, has had her paper selected for the "top paper award" at the Western States Communication Association's Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference Feb. 15-19 in Reno, Nev. Click here for the full story.
January 2013Michael Fiori, a Spanish minor, and Natasha Fuller, a German major, have been awarded scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad during the spring 2013 semester. Click here for the full story.
This Fall, the Department of Foreign Languages has three students volunteering their time to teach French in the Eau Claire community: two at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, and one at the Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School. These students, including two international students from francophone countries, are providing language and cultural knowledge to the public while completing their university service-learning requirement.
Dennis Jensen '91, a UW-Eau Claire French graduate, has been hired as a senior director of sales by Acumera. Full story
Dr. Anne Hlas has received the Excellence in Scholarship Award. Click here for the full story.
Andrew Maher, a Japanese minor, has been awarded a scholarship through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad. Click here for the full story.
Dr. Josh Brown's review essay titled "Diversity among the Anabaptists" was published in the June 2012 issue of Culture & Agriculture, a journal of the American Anthropological Association. The essay reviews recent scholarship among the Amish in New York and the Hutterites of North America, and ties that research into larger cultural conversations within anthropology.
Giselle Conde, a Spanish major, will study at the Nordic Volcanological Center at the University of Iceland for the 2012-13 academic year under the U.S. Student Fulbright program. Click here for the full story.
Christopher M. Brown, Spanish major and Japanese minor, is the first UW-Eau Claire student to earn a spot in the group of Japan-America exchange program delegates. Click here for the full story.
Yharnet Browne (French), Megan Buehl (Spanish), Trevor Goldsmith (German), and
Samantha Hawkinson (Spanish) will receive the Outstanding Senior Award and will appear in the 2012 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges." Click here for the full story.
English as a Second Language program receives accreditation. Click here for the full story.