The Department of Languages and Culture Studies welcomes Dr. Ann Gonzalez as new interim Chair. A full Professor of Spanish with a focus on Latin American children’s literature, Dr. Gonzalez has been a valued and productive member of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies for 25 years. Recently, Dr. Gonzalez served as interim chair of the Department of Philosophy for two years. Therefore, she brings invaluable administrative experience to the position of interim chair of LCS.
Charlotte is proud to play host to the 51st Annual Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) on February 18-20, 2016 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. This event brings together world languaged educators, coordinators,and students from 14 states in the southeastern United States. The Call for Proposals is now closed. For more details, see the SCOLT website at www.scolt.org
Language acquisition in 2015 means connecting with native speakers, no matter where they live. Russian Lecturer Yulia Baldwin took this idea to heart when she developed a virtual exchange program between students at UNC Charlotte and the Department of Foreign Languages at Voronezh State Medical Academy in Russia.