Languages

Das Ende for German at USC

Scholars are outraged by Southern Cal's decision to eliminate department. Do European languages need to be cut to make more room for Arabic and Chinese?

Studying (Sign) Languages Abroad

As interest in ASL and overseas study grows, new programs offer the opportunity to study foreign sign language and deaf culture abroad.

Push for Americans to Learn Arabic Abroad

AMIDEAST and top professors in the field plan programs throughout the Middle East, with an eye toward significantly increasing study abroad opportunities.

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

While some German programs fight for survival, professors at Duke and Chapel Hill celebrate merged graduate program that could be model for Ph.D. education in the humanities.

Shifting Winds in Arabic Teaching

Breaking with the long-standing norm for Arabic instruction, Cornell program combines instruction in written and spoken language -- an approach catching on elsewhere.

Coherence, Literature, Languages

New report suggests goals for undergraduate majors in English and foreign languages -- including a "radical stance" that all such majors know both English and one other language well.

Revising and Defending the Foreign Language Major

At MLA, professors describe how departments are rethinking curriculums and the tenure-track/adjunct divide. Beyond pedagogy, programs want to protect themselves.

The Teaching Paradox

Women who teach English and other languages are more satisfied with classroom work than other aspects of their jobs, but report shame over pride in areas other than research, survey finds.

Teaching Techno-Writing

New report on “Writing in the 21st Century” calls for new curriculums and pedagogies.

Style: MLA, Updated.

With implications for how undergraduates write, and cite, Modern Language Association releases revised handbook for preparing research papers.

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