Friday, March 31, 2017

Dr. Wadhera/ French Program

Please join me in congratulating Priya for the nomination by the Executive Committee of the Forum on the 20th- and 21st-Century French at the Modern Languages Association to stand for election to serve as the Representative to the Delegate Assembly for her Division. This position would begin after next year's convention in New York City and continue in Chicago, Seattle and Toronto in 2019, 2020 and 20121, respectively. She is currently serving in this position and has attended annual conventions in Austin and Philadelphia in the past two years in order to discuss, debate, and vote on matters of concern to the constituents.

Congratulations Priya!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Become an English Language Assistant in the North of France!

Become an English Language Assistant in the North of France!

The assistantship is a unique opportunity and a valuable life experience. Marcq Institution, located in Marcq en Baroeul, offers you this opportunity in a French Catholic secondary school.
 Here is the link to visit our school:
 Marcq Institution has been ranked 9th nationally and 1st locally by Le Figaro 2015 (see The school has partnerships with many secondary schools abroad and provides children an inspiring learning context. Marcq Institution welcomes on a regular basis PGCE MFL trainees studying at the Institute of Education (University College London).
As a Language Assistant, you will teach conversational English courses for 12 to 15 hours a week alongside the teacher from October to May. Seven English teachers in the school will help you with the content of the lesson. You will be in charge of small groups from 8 to 16 students aged 13 to 15.
You will introduce your contemporary culture, contribute to authentic voice recordings to enrich the school’s audiovisual resources, and why not lead a language club. But more importantly, the role of a Language Assistant is to help the pupils to see the foreign language as a living language of millions of people rather than as a ‘school’ language.
We require you to have completed at least 3 years of higher education in any discipline by the time you take up your position in our school and we think it best if you have a working knowledge of the French language. 
You will be free on French school holidays, and get a monthly allowance of 1,000€, which will allow you to cover the costs of living in France. You will get the opportunity to teach more hours and thus earn more, if you are willing to. Marcq Institution can provide free accommodation in the school. 
The city of Lille is only 5 miles away from Marcq en Baroeul. Marcq Institution can be reached by tram within 15mn from Lille railway stations (Lille Flandres, Lille Europe).
Come and join us, we’ll be glad to welcome you! 
Contact: M. Jean-Fran├žois DEMON,

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chinese Madarin Program Cultural trip, Prof. He's Chinese IV level class

Prof. He, students and friends of Chinese level IV had a great trip to Flushing, the Chinatown in Queens last Saturday Mar. 4th:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award Competition 2017

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
announces the
French, Italian and Spanish

CONTEST DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 First Place Winner will receive $100
Second Place Winner will receive $50
Third Place Winner will receive $25

Send entries to:  The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Science 216C or you may email Submissions may include essays, poetry or short stories. Translated works (French, Italian, Spanish) also acceptable.

Previous contest winners must wait two years before entering the contest again

The competition is open to all Adelphi University students

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dr. Nicole Rudolph/ French Program

I would like to share the good news about Nicole's scholarship. She has had a paper accepted for the Courtauld Institute of Art's symposium on "Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction," which will take place June 14-16, 2017 in London, England. Her paper is called, "Fantastic Models and Their Discontents: How Spectacular Architecture Shaped Domestic Space Expectations in Postwar France."  A description of the conference can be found here:

According to the e-mail acceptance of her conference talk, it was a very competitive process. Wikipedia notes, "The Courtauld Institute of Art is the major centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture in the United Kingdom. [...] The Courtauld was ranked first [...] for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Courtauld was ranked, again, first in the United Kingdom for History and History of Art in The Guardian’s 2017 University Guide." We are thrilled that Nicole will be able to represent Adelphi at this symposium.

Nicole, Congratulations you make us proud!