The Department of Modern Languages notes with sadness the passing of Loren Alexander, Associate Professor Emeritus of German and Foreign Language Education. Dr. Alexander passed away on January 7, 2017 at the age of 86.
Our language students often ask us about our alumni. What types of jobs do they get? Do they have opportunities to use their language skills after graduation? What advice do they have for us? K-State Modern Languages alumni, we would love to hear from you!
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French faculty Dr. Kathleen Antonioli and Dr. Cro received a grant to develop the exciting new translation course“Translating the Freedom Papers: Charles De Gaulle and WWII Correspondence”! Read below to find more about their interdisciplinary project!
Are you interested in finding new ways to use your Modern Languages degree? Consider medical interpreting! Medical interpreters work in health-care settings to “facilitate understanding in communication between people who are speaking different languages” (A Textbook for Medical Interpreters, CCHP 2014). Between August 8-12, 2016, 11 Kansas State University students, faculty, and staff completed the “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreting training. Continue reading “Kansas State University Students, Staff, and Faculty Complete “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreting Training”
On March 23, 2016, the Department of Modern Languages hosted the first annual Pettis Lecture in French and Francophone Studies. This lecture was made possible through the generous support of the Dorothy Bradford Pettis Fund and the Department of Modern Languages. Continue reading “Modern Languages Invites International Scholar”
La Société Française held the first annual Modern Languages Study Abroad Night on November 16, 2015. The evening included presentations from faculty members in Modern Languages about study abroad trips to Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. There was also a presentation by the Study Abroad Office and a round-table discussion of student study abroad participants. Continue reading “Modern Languages Study Abroad Night”
The Spanish Club at the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University is an organization that offers Spanish minors and majors the opportunity to speak Spanish, meet other students, and get to know more about Hispanic culture. Continue reading “K-state Spanish Club”
Dr. Laura Kanost’s book, Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness: Narratives at the Crossroads of Gender, Politics and the Mind, co-written with Dr. Elvira Sánchez-Blake, was published in 2015 by McFarland & Company. Find out more about the book, the author and the writing process! Continue reading “Faculty Publication Spotlight: Dr. Laura Kanost”
Hannah Rogers (B.A. German, Fall 2015) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in German. Read her message below explaining the program and her life in Germany! Continue reading “Letters from Abroad: Hannah Rogers, Fulbright”
Hello Alumni and Friends of the K-State Modern Languages Department,
Now that the 2014-2015 academic year has ended, I would like to take a moment to introduce some of the accomplishments K-State’s Department of Modern Languages has had this past year. Continue reading “Greetings from the Department Head”