DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN Languages


 

 

FORGING LINGUISTIC IDENTITIES:

LANGUAGE IN THE NATION, THE REGION & THE WORLD

MARCH 12-14, 2015

 

Study in Spain during the Summer of 2015 and earn up to 6 credits!

Contact Dr. Colleen Ebacher

and view this Power Point for more information.

 

 


Vision

Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Lea RamsdellOur vision is to promote multicultural and international education and provide opportunities to develop a command of foreign languages. Students are encouraged to relate to people of different cultures and to communicate successfully in a variety of contexts through a curriculum based on nationally recognized pedagogy and established requirements.

Mission

The Department of Foreign Languages supports the liberal arts and science mission of the university by its emphasis on the intellectual enrichment of individuals through the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, while addressing the practical goal of providing  a broad constituency with the linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary for responsible citizenship in an era characterized by rapid new developments in global communication.

The curriculum prepares students for language acquisition and written and oral proficiency for a variety of purposes; from career-related language and cultural skills to the preparation for teaching or graduate study to personal cultural and linguistic enrichment. Through the rigorous curriculum offerings of major and minor program in different languages, the department strives to enable students to relate to people of different cultures and to communicate successfully in a variety of contexts.

The curriculum offers in-person learning, web-enhanced courses and experiential learning through study abroad immersion, practicum, internships, and independent study opportunities. The variety of teaching modalities, moreover, emphasize the importance of service learning and civic engagement in the development of leadership skills including critical analysis, problems solving, teamwork, effective oral and written communications necessary in the 21st century workplace.

The department faculty are scholars committed to excellence in teaching , to maintaining, advancing and disseminating knowledge of languages, cultures and literatures in their subject matter, and to maintaining and advancing their own pedagogical and technical skills as teachers in a foreign language.

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Liberal Arts Building, Suite 4210

Phone: 410-704-2883

Fax: 410-704-4290

evooys@towson.edu


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Join us on Facebook & Twitter and check out our bulletin board, which is located across from LA 4118, for the latest information about current events, study abroad, course offerings, and much more!

Special thanks to Brandi Cook, an Economics major who is studying Korean, and Maryanne Jokoh, a Computer Science major who is studying Japanese. They work hard to make sure you have all the information you need.

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Take the Spanish Placement Exam


Towson U FORL Gazette


 

Garfuna Culture in Central America - Dr. Boyd Servio-Mariano, a professor of Sociology who is Garfuna, will talk about the cultural contribution of this community to Central America

Thursday, March 5th at 6pm in UULoch Raven


German Town: The lost story of Seaford Town, Jamaica

Thursday, March 12 @ 7pm in LA 2110


FREE TUTORING for Spanish, Portuguese and French. Just visit the Acadmic Achievement Center located in Cook Library Rm 524.or email achieve@towson.edu

 

 


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