Posts Tagged ‘scholarship’

Critical Language Scholarship Program 2011 Application Now Open – Deadline: November 15, 2010

0 Commentsby   |  10.29.10  |  Announcement, International Studies Major, Programs

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website atwww.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at
http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites. The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website athttp://www.clscholarship.org or email cls@caorc.org.

Peruvian Author Mario Vargas Llosa Awarded 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.10  |  International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in Literature.  Vargas Llosa is part of the so-called “Latin American Boom,” the literary movement in the 1960’s that propelled Latin American narrative, especially the novel, to the highest echelons of World Literature.

The “Boom,” as it is sometimes called, introduced such literary modes as “magic realism,” popularized by Gabriel García Márquez -who won the Nobel in 1967- and politically engaged works such as Vargas Llosa.  While García Márquez’s narrative is straightforward -at least on a superficial reading- Vargas Llosa’s is structurally much more complex; he frequently eschews linear plots and univocal narratives for complex timeframes and plurivocal exploration of a politically engaged theme, such as power structures and poverty.

Below is the announcement in Stockholm of the Nobel award, in Swedish, English and Spanish.

Vargas Llosa interviewed about his work.  In Spanish.

In 2007, he addressed the Letras Libres Forum held in Monterrey, Mexico, as one of the 8 intellectual “heavy weights” of the worlds.  His lecture was on the links between literature and reality.  In Spanish, with English subtitles.

Win $500

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

received this email from Vista Higher Learning, a foreign language book publisher.  If you are creative and have a talent for making videos, here is an opportunity to make some $$$.

Language Learning for Life

It’s that time of year again! Last year language students from colleges and universities around the country submitted fun and meaningful videos to Vista Higher Learning’s Language Learning for Life video contest.

Six lucky students won $500 to put toward things like study abroad opportunities and textbooks. Students, instructors, and the Vista team enjoyed the contest so much that we are holding it again this year! We will once again ask your students to make a video that demonstrates how they think language study will benefit their local community or the wider global community.

For contest details, and to watch last year’s winning videos, visit VistaHigherLearning.com/supportlanguages.

Best regards,
The Vista Higher Learning Team

Sigma Delta Pi

0 Commentsby   |  09.09.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors

Sigma Delta Pi

National Collegiate Hispanic

Honor Society

Omega Gamma Chapter

Abilene Christian University

Inauguration

Thursday, October 21st

6:00 pm

Chapel on the Hill

Spanías Didagéi Proágomen

Prosigamos bajo la Inspiración de España

More info at the SPD blog

Conference on Campus

0 Commentsby   |  09.08.10  |  Announcement

The Department of Foreign Languages is hosting the annual conference of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association (NACFLA).

Mark this date on your calendar: April 7-9, 2011. We are looking forward to having language professors from across the country on our campus to share their scholarship. We hope you students will join us in this time of learning and fellowship with other Christian scholars who have a love for languages and cultures.

There will be sessions for student presentations, so we encourage you to submit a proposal. The following link (http://nacfla.net/pConferences.aspx) contains a download link for the call for papers document and the abstract submission form. Please read the call for papers document carefully to see what the emphasis of the conference is and how to word your proposal.

Your professors will be glad to help you think about your ideas for a presentation and give you some guidance to help your proposal be accepted. Please ask us if you have any questions.