News

Would You like to improve your french pronunciation?

The department's French language section is offering  FREN 3200, French Phonetics, during the upcoming spring 2017 semester. Improve your comprehension and pronunciation of the French language! More information can be found on WMU Course Offerings.

Watch our Odyssey Reading Marathon

On November 11, the department and its Classics language section hosted a community marathon reading of Homer's Odyssey. Watch and listen to the reading in its entirety and find more information about the event on their website.

Learn Vietnamese in the Spring!

The department is proud to announce that an introductory course in Vietnamese will be offered at WMU's Downtown Grand Rapids campus during the spring 2017 semester. The course is listed as LANG 1000 (CRN 16017). More information can be found on WMU Course Offerings.

notable Alumni Recognized

Ms. Rebekkah Zanotti has received the department's 2016 Alumni Achievement Award. Rebekkah is a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Information Operations Center. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the department in 2013 with a major in German before joining the U.S. Navy and studying Russian at the prestigious Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California.

Sara Eggleston, another World Languages and Literatures alumna, recently shared her experience as an online language teacher during her talk, World Language Teaching On Campus & Online: Reflections and Experiences.

Faculty's Poetry translations featured

Poetry International Web is featuring the poet Takako Arai along with Dr. Jeffrey Angles' translations of her work. On the site are videos showing Arai and Angles reading her work in Japanese and English translation.

Faculty shortlisted for Translation Award

Dr. Jeffrey Angles' most recent book, These Things Here and Now, was nominated for the Lucien Stryk Translation Award. The award is given out at the annual ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) conference each year to a book of translations done from an Asian language.