Faculty Opening


The UAB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Film Conference on World War I

UAB students can attend any of the sessions for FREE.

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Foreign Language Film Conference VII


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Campus Walk-in Career Day

Any student can come to receive help for any career-related information.
Day: Third Thursday of Each Month
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Career Services Office, map
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Language Partners Program

The English Language Institute invites you to make a “global connection” on campus. Students can join the program at any time.
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Fall 2014 Conversation Tables

  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Humanities Building 424, map
  • Flyer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Location: Starbucks at Sterne Library, map
  • For more info contact Jared Bash, jbash@uab.edu.
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Humanities Building 424, map
  • All are welcome, but the conversations will focus on topics from the introductory and intermediate German courses. The last Stammtisch will take place November 18.
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm
  • Location: Sterne Library, map
Ciao, possiamo parlare italiano?
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Starbucks at Sterne Library, map
  • We meet up in Starbucks and move out as a group at 6:10 pm.
  • Day: Fridays  
  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Location: Private Dining Room, Commons on the Green 
  • Please only attend this table if you are a student of Japanese or do know at least some Japanese.
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UAB French Table

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Lucy's Cafe, map
  • Contact Curtis Hendrickson for more information.

Alliance Française French Table

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: V Richard's, Clairmont Avenue, map 
  • Contact Clay Spicer for more information.

Stammtisch, German Conversation Table

  • Day: Thursdays (except Thanksgiving & other holidays)
  • Time: 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Giuseppe's Café in Southside, 925 Eighth St. South, 324-2626
  • For anyone who speaks German. The conversational level is intermediate to advanced. New participants are always welcome.
  • Contact Dr. David Agresti for additional information.

Upcoming Events

"A Constructivist Approach to Intercultural Competency"

Dr. Lourdes Sánchez-López, Associate Professor of Spanish

Time: 11:30-1:00 pm
Date: Oct. 31
Location: Heritage Hall 125, map

Dr. Lourdes Sanchez-Lopez will discuss the development of an innovative methodological approach for the teaching and learning of languages and cultures using a constructivist framework. Constructivism is ideal for the study of a complex and challenging subject, as is culture. This new approach is vital to increase the use of higher-level critical thinking skills, as well as to ensure students’ active participation, engagement, and motivation to learn. The Constructive Cultural Unit (CCU) has been designed for the advanced study of intercultural competency. CCUs are designed around authentic means of communication (films, literature, music and visual art). Learners have the opportunity to view, read, and listen, and extract the essential characteristics and perspectives that make this a unique expression of the target communities. The particular content encompasses basic anthropological areas of research such as: social, political, and economic organization and behaviors, identity, attitudes and beliefs.

The DFLL Welcomes New Assistant Professor in Spanish


John Maddox
(PhD in Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt)

His research focuses on contemporary historical novels on slavery from Latin America. He specializes in narrative of the Hispanic Caribbean and Brazil.


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