Annual Newsletter of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures: An Extraordinary Year in Any Language

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Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

MFLL Annual Newsletter

Message from the Department Head

An Extraordinary Year in Any Language
Adrian Del Caro declares this is a year to remember in the history of the department. The remarkable achievements of the faculty and students have set a high bar for future years.

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Thank you in multiple languages

Faculty Spotlights

Bernard ("Bernie") Issa
Meet Bernard ("Bernie") Issa
Since his arrival last fall, Bernie Issa has made a smooth transition from Chicago to Knoxville. His research focuses on individual difference variables and how they combine with external factors in the language classroom.

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Faculty Accolades and Accomplishments
Faculty have been productive this year—publishing and presenting their scholarship; attracting fellowships, grants, and named professorships; winning top awards and citations; and completing workshops to enhance their teaching.

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Student Spotlights

Students Garner Record Number of Awards and Scholarships
Students Garner Record Number of Awards and Scholarships
Graduate and undergraduate students were very competitive in attracting scholarships, fellowships, and awards. These funds support study and work abroad, graduate studies, research, and opportunities for applying cultural knowledge and language skills in internships.

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Student News
MFLL students are making news. Students published a new journal and developed a new video game for language learning. They also presented papers, landed  jobs, and found opportunities to teach and volunteer abroad.

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Highlights

Community and Campus Engagement and Academic Outreach
Faculty and students produced programming that  afforded learning opportunities for the campus community and the general public.  Students engaged in outreach to provide educational experiences for young children and senior citizens in the community.

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Fostering Community and Enhancing Learning in MFLL
A variety of organized activities build community within the department and within the various language programs. These activities engage students in group activities, enhance language skills, and provide opportunities for fun, camaraderie, and recreation.

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Language and World Business Program (LWB) News
Students in the LWB Program are increasingly successful in attracting local, national, and international internships opportunities.  Internships were awarded this year for the first time from the Goldman/Pendleton Scholarship Fund.

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Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
701 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0470
P: 865-974-2311
F: 865-974-7096
E: mfll@utk.edu
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