Languages and Cultures
The study of another language is an adventure, an exploration into the workings of minds both like and unlike our own. When we learn a new language, we learn to see differently -- we acquire a new perspective from which to view both ourselves and the world.
Department News & Events
Meet our new Fulbright Scholar, Jakob Illek
Jakob is this year's Fulbright German Language Teaching Assistant. He grew up in the southeastern part of Austria where he received his B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University for Teacher Education Styria. He also participated in an extracurricular course on English in primary schools. During his year at CSB/SJU Jakob will be assisting in German classes, tutoring students, helping to organize events for the German club and generally passing on his native language and the Austrian culture to students at CSB/SJU.
His personal interests include sports, such as soccer, American football and volleyball, outdoor activities, international film and good food. He has also been working as a scout youth leader for several years and is still an active and proud scout. Welcome, Jakob!
The German Studies Program and Department of Languages & Cultures welcomes new adjunct instructor.
Mr. John Marble has been hired to teach two sections of GERM 112 and one section of GERM 111 this fall semester. John received his B.A. in German from Saint Cloud State University and his M.A. from the University of Minnesota. He is passionate about the German language and culture. He spent a year at the University of Konstanz in Germany, and a year at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria. His most recent teaching experience in the U.S. was at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
We are delighted to welcome John to CSB/SJU this fall.
Two new faculty members will join the Department of Languages & Cultures in Fall 2014!
Languages and Cultures is also pleased to announce that Melanie Bowman will continue teaching French at CSB/SJU in 2014-2015!
Overview of Program
Courses in the Languages and Cultures Department:
- Include instruction in French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and English as a Second Language.
- Fulfill one of the requirements for a liberal arts degree
- Are easily combined with other majors and minors
Lizzy Baden '12, French and Peace Studies major, will be in Indonesia for the academic year 2014-2015 for the Fulbright!
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Instructions for our foreign language placement exams:
For information on placement exams for Latin, Greek, Japanese and Chinese, contact Mary at email@example.com.