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When it comes to engaged learning, Associate Professor Linda Saborio doesn’t only talk the talk—she walks the walk. That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Saborio encourages her students to participate in engaged...
NIU foreign language students recently gained exposure to a professional audience during the annual conference for the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Sixteen NIU students were honored and recognized at a luncheon, and then received partial scholarships to attend the conference, which this year was...
Have you ever considered taking a Japanese course, but was not sure what to expect? Did you grow up playing Super Mario Bros. and ever wonder what the hidden meaning behind a bizarre character was? Come and find the answer from our newly established Japanese Language and Culture Club (JLCC). The club was established during...
Phillippe Peycam
Phillippe Peycam, director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, will visit NIU at noon Wednesday, March 30, to present “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Perspective.” His talk takes place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Sponsors include the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,...
NIU students seeking academic and personal enrichment will get that and more during the NIU study abroad program in Mendoza, Argentina. From May 23 through June 10, students will be immersed in Latin American culture, taking classes at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo while living with a host family. “The entire experience is enriching in...
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NIU’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures has announced its Spring 2016 Brown Bag Series. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches and listen to speakers covering a variety of research topics from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11 Shannon Becker, assistant professor, French “Using Complexity Theory to Explain Language Development: Theoretical and Methodological...
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Monique J. Lemaître Leon, who retired from NIU in 2004 after 20 years as a professor of Latin American language and literature, died Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh. She was 81. According to the Summer 2004 edition of Encuentros, a newsletter of the NIU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Lemaître focused her scholarly work...
Are you bilingual?
Want to free up your schedule to take more electives? Speed your time to graduation? Receive career-enhancing formal certification or earn a language minor with just a few more classes If you’re bilingual, you might be eligible to earn free academic credit through NIU’s Celebrate Bilingualism Program. Undergraduate students who can pass a standard test...
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Family members of Heinz Osterle, an NIU professor emeritus of German foreign languages and literatures who died May 4, invites the university community to a celebration of his “life well-lived.” The event takes place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. Born in...
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Heinz Osterle, professor emeritus of German foreign languages and literatures at NIU, died Monday, May 4. He was 82. “Heinz was a well-liked teacher and a special mentor to everybody in German, always very supportive,” said Katharina Barbe, chair of the NIU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. “He and his wife Dale were also...
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International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Marc Adler of chemistry and biochemistry; Kikue Hamayotsu of political science; and Holly Jones of biological sciences. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,333 to facilitate research collaboration with an international colleague. The Cobb program is funded through an endowment that was established...
For the past decade, a successful alumnus has ensured that Northern Illinois University students in foreign languages have had access to state-of-the-art translation software. Ralph Strozza, CEO and founder of Interpro Translation Solutions, Inc., an NIU graduate in French, Spanish and marketing, has twice donated Trados Studio licenses for 10 computer workstations in the foreign...
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