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The UAB Department of World Languages and Literatures began offering the Global Seal of Biliteracy to its students in 2020 — the first university in Alabama to do so.
Students in grades six through 12 can learn Chinese through the STARTALK Chinese Program at UAB, which includes a tuition-free, on-site summer camp in June 2024.
Ardón’s lecture, “A través de mi hogar,” will be in Spanish. His visit is presented by the Department of World Languages and Literatures as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.
The nearly $90,000 grant will help the Department of World Languages and Literatures open doors for students to develop proficiency in Chinese, a critical-need language for national security.
A heritage Spanish speaker, Gracemarie Cepero Lopez graduates from UAB and wants to use her skills as a medical interpreter on her path to medical school.
Michael Ho is the first in UAB’s history to be awarded this prestigious scholarship by AED in recognition of his scholastic achievements in academics as well as extracurriculars.
Chambless and Spezzini’s efforts guided the course of action for Alabama’s Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes students’ proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is now the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
The Alabama World Languages Association recognized Assistant Professor Yumi Takamiya, Ph.D., with the honor, awarded to educators who exemplify excellence in language teaching, leadership and advocacy.
UAB students continue the legacy of competing in the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist Piano competition.
John Maddox, associate professor in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences, will represent UAB at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
The Wilga Rivers Award is highly competitive and based on active organizational participation such as committee work and conference presentations.
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Prize for Research on the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimages for his 2020 book, which is both a critical study and scholarly translation of the case.
In teaching the Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals course at UAB, María Antonia Anderson de la Torre, Ph.D., wanted to work with a text that in addition to language skills also portrayed racial and cultural diversity.
John Maddox, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish, was recognized for his innovative uses of technology in the classroom to unite students overseas and dismantle xenophobia, in addition to his advocation for the equity of all people during his lessons.
The Passion for Poetry Endowed Scholarship Honoring Liliana Valenzuela will be awarded to a student pursuing a Spanish major or minor. Valenzuela is an award-winning poet and acclaimed Spanish translator of literary works.
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