Fourth Annual Multi-language Poetry Slam: Event and Invitation

Poetry Slam poster with details
February 5, 2018

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is proud to announce its 4th Multi-language Poetry Slam on February 22nd, 2018 at 7 pm in Cone University Center After Hours. All students and faculty with a passion for poetry and spoken word are invited to participate. We welcome authentic work in English, another language or a mixture of languages. The topic is your choice. In addition to authentic work, we also...

Fall Break Study Abroad in Paris

Photo collage of students in Paris
February 1, 2018

Paris is the perfect place to explore 2000+ years of French civilization. In this course you will discover the city's Gallo-Roman past, its medieval history, and the age of the Sun King (Versailles). You will also wander the grand boulevards of Paris, stroll down the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, visit the Louvre and Napoleon's tomb, and learn about key historical figures and events that have shaped France's capital and its people. Today, the "City of Lights" is a multicultural...

Fall 2017 Issue of Polyglot Press Now Available

Cover of the Fall 2017 Issue of the Polyglot Press
January 16, 2018

There is no "typical semester" in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  The only thing "typical" or normal about this Department is the ongoing enthusiasm and accolades around individual and programmatic achievements in language teaching and learning.  Such is the case with the Fall 2017 issue of the official Department newsletter, the Polyglot Press. The current issue includes:

  • Message from the Chair
  • Faculty Spotlight on new Arabic lecturer,...

Logan Lampkins wins Silver Award in National Japanese Competition

Logan Lampkins and Professor Fumie Kato
November 30, 2017

Logan Lampkins,a  UNC Charlotte Senior Double Major in Japanese Studies and International Studies, won the Silver Award in Category III (Possesses advanced-mid to advanced-high level speaking proficiency) at J LIVE.TALK 2017 on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at George Washington University.  J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a college-level Japanese language speech...

Scholarship recipient Chance Williams shares his education abroad experience in Milan

Chance Williams hiking between Monterosso al Mare and Vernazza.
November 9, 2017
It can't be said enough that time spent in an environment where a language is spoken is one of the best strategies, if not the best, for developing proficiency in a language.  Chance Williams knows this essential truth from first-hand experience as the first UNC Charlotte recipient of the Italian Language at the Leonardo Da Vinci School scholarship, funded by the Casa della Cultura Italiana.  The scholarship...