Saturday, January 28, 2017

Spanish Program and the National Conference on Undergraduat Research 2017

It is my pleasure to announce that two of our students, who have been working with Prof. Simon-Alegre were selected to participate in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at the University of Memphis, on April 6-9th.

The students are Giovanna Galante with her abstract "Linguistic relativity hypothesis and the study of bilingualism," and Pedro Izquierdo with his abstract "The Failed Anti-corruption policies of Enrique Peña Nieto." 

Their abstracts were chosen from more than 4,000 submissions because they demonstrate unique contributions to their fields of study.

Friday, January 27, 2017

French Program Dr. Priya Wadhera, Congratulations!

Over the winter break, Professor Wadhera attended the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA in her capacity as Representative to the Delegate Assembly for the Executive Committee of the Division on Twentieth-Century French Literature.  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Job teaching opportunity in French and Spanish

The High School for Arts and Business (24Q550), in Queens, is looking for a dynamic, passionate educator that loves to learn and loves educating students. Our highly successful High School has a vacancy for a French and/or Spanish Teacher. If you have an excellent candidate who has graduated or will be graduating in June/August of 2017, please let us know.  Interested candidates can send their resume to<mailt>.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us in disseminating this information.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Evelyn Acosta

Assistant Principal

English, ESL and Foreign Language

High School for Arts and Business

718-271-8383 x211[]

Monday, January 23, 2017

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award, 2017.

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award, 2017.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites you to submit your creative work in French, Italian or Spanish or a Translation (French, Italian, Spanish) to enter the Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Foreign Language Writing Award competition.
The competition is open to all Adelphi students.
Contest deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017
1st place will receive $100.00
2nd place will receive $50.00
3rd place will receive $25.00
Send entries to:
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Science 216C or you may email to Ms. Carmen Castellón by April 7th:

Submissions may include essays, poetry or short stories.

Previous contest winners must wait two years before entering the contest again.
                                  Adelphi University      
                    Sigma Delta Pi, Tau, Spanish Honor Society
                             APRIL 28, 2017, 1-3, Alumni House

Prospective candidates for the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi are currently being selected.

1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.
2. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. (The candidate must have earned the grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership)
3. The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.
4. Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

       5. Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,                                            national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.

Translation Certificate Job opportunities


"Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language."
2014 median pay: $43,590 per year 
Degree required: Bachelor's degree 
No. of jobs, 2014: 61,000 
Job-growth outlook, 201424: 29 percent 
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dr. Hiller/ Italaina Program

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hiller for the acceptance of his paper at the
panel "New Approaches in Capuana Studies". 

He will present his paper at the 2017  American Association for Italian Studies and the Canadian Society for Italian Studies conference in Columbus Ohio! The two major Italian Studies organization will meet on April 20-22, 2017 for three days of sessions, round tables, workshops, and keynote speakers.