Thursday, April 9, 2020

Italian Program, Summer Session 1: Italy: From Text to Film

Are you thinking of accelerating your graduation with a summer class? Italy from Text to Film is the course you were looking for!

Earn 3 credits

It’s fun! This 100% online course explores recent Italian history through cinema and

It’s not only about Italy: It places special emphasis on important topics including trans- Mediterranean migrations, cultural diversity, women’s and minority rights, and racism.

It’s valid towards a minor in Italian.

It’s in English! No knowledge of Italian is required.

The class is offered during Summer Session IMay 26 – June 29.
Would you like to know more? Send an email to professor Vincenzo Selleri to schedule a virtual
tour of the course.
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For more info and to know more about the courses offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and
Cultures please email Ms Carmen Castellon:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation

Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.

This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. 

Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present themselves as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. 

Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

*Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, college students, and college graduates. Apply via the ALLEX webpage :

**Rising high school sophomores and juniors may be eligible for admission on a case-by-case basis but no financial aid is available. Apply through the WUSTL Early College Scholars Program.

Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange
PH: 978-401-0085

Monday, February 17, 2020

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Competition in French, Italian and Spanish

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

announces the

Melvin and Marian Prottas

Foreign Language Writing Competition in

French, Italian and Spanish

The competition is open to all Adelphi University students
Contest Deadline: Monday, March 30

Send entries to: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Alumnae Hall 110 or you may email
Submissions may include essays, poetry, short stories and translations

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Indigenous Language Courses - Spring 2020 FLYER


JANUARY 27 to MAY 22, 2020
Elementary Mixteco 1 / Spring 2020
Monday and Wednesday
10:00am - 11:40pm 

VariantsMixteco- mixteco alto de Santa Maria Peñoles.
This course will incorporate various learning modalities. In addition to conventional strategies like reading texts and taking exams, we will engage in conversations with community members in the New York area, that speak Mixteco (this specific variant/dialect), or that understand the dialect of Mixtec being taught, to culminate in a project where the student will have a basic conversation on topics learned during the semester. This will be video documented and will count as the final project.  

Elementary Nahuatl 1 / Spring 2020
Monday and Thursday
11:00am - 12:40pm

Variants: Nahuatl, contemporary varieties of the central Nahuatl and the Huasteca Veracruzana. The course of the Nahuatl language includes level A1, which is the basic level of introduction. With this course, students are expected to express themselves from the first day in Nahuatl, so that the sessions are developed in the target language creating a context of total immersion.

Steps to Enroll
1. Payment ($25) - Check/Money Order OR Online
2. Registration Form (link below) - Proof of payment is required*
The registration fee is $25 Dollars and the methods of payment as follows:
  • Send or deliver at the Mexican Studies Institute Office located at Lehman College CA-241 a Money Order or Check made payable to:  LEHMAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION IN CARE OF THE MEXICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE
  • Credit card payment ONLINE:
  • Under "What type of donation are you making?" Select Mexican Studies Institute
  • Enter the amount of $25 under Other amount – General Fund
  • Email payment confirmation to or bring in person to CA-241
  • $1 payment processing cost will be applied.
No cash payments are accepted
For more information:
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📞 Telephone No.:  (347) 577-40-80
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dr. Priya Wadhera, French Program

Yet another good news!

 Dr. Priya Wadhera has  just won the forum executive committee election for the Modern Language Association.  As the MLA website indicates forums "encompass the scholarly and professional concerns of the association."  As such, she will be playing a key role in her field of 20th- and 21st-Century French for years to come.  Among other things, the executive committee is in charge of the panels their forum offers from year-to-year at our massive annual convention.  This means they choose the topics for these panels, weighing current trends and long-standing priorities in the field. They write the panel descriptions and vet the proposals made to these panels.  This last responsibility is no small task since the MLA is widely-known as the most competitive conference in the field.  Ultimately, executive committee members preside over these panels at our annual conventions, ensuring fruitful dialogue and debate.

Congratulations, Priyta.

Dr. Jonatha Hiller, Italian Program

I want to share more good news! Dr. Jonathan Hiller has been selected to be part of the MLA advisory committee for 17th, 18th and 19th century Italian literature forum in Seattle at the 2020 MLA convention.

Congratulations, Jonathan on winning the elections.

Carla Ojeda representing Adelphi at Hispanic Association of Colleges and University

I just want to share the photos of Carla Ojeda's (Spanish and Anthropology major)  follow-up presentation about her trip, representing Adelphi University, to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in Chicago during October 2019, to president Riordan and Dean Wang.