Spanish

Dramatic Plan for Language Programs

Panel wants departments to move beyond literature -- with overhauls in staffing and curriculum for undergrad and Ph.D. education.

Radical Shift for MLA -- on Meeting Date

Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.

New Strategy for Small Ph.D. Programs

German doctoral programs at Chapel Hill and Duke hope to merge; experts see model that could be applied to many disciplines.

Going Borderless and Bilingual

U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

Languages Without Language Faculty

Foundation's embrace of Drake's unusual approach raises question: Are there better ways to learn Spanish than with a Spanish professor?

Broader Vision for Languages

MLA issues call to reform the undergraduate major, moving it beyond literary study and rethinking the traditional division of labor in teaching.

More Students, More Languages

New Modern Language Association survey finds dramatic increases in study of Arabic, Chinese, and less commonly taught languages like Persian, while enrollments also climbed in the staples.

'Standing Still' as Associate Profs

English and foreign language departments promote male associate professors to full professors on average at least a year -- and in some cases, depending on type of institutions, several years -- more speedily than they promote women, according to a study being released today by the Modern Language Association. Over all, the average time for women as associate professor prior to promotion is 8.2 years, compared to 6.6 years for men.

Adios to Spanish 101 Classroom

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is moving introductory Spanish courses completely online. Some students are worried, but department officials are not.

Disappearing Jobs

MLA reports 21% drop in positions in English and foreign languages -- steepest decline in 34 years association has collected openings. Percentage of English jobs on tenure track falls.

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