- German/Spanish/English Triple Major Awarded Fulbright
Always appearing totally relaxed, Mark Howell has completed three majors and written a distinguished essay on "what-if" history as reflected in the Austrian novel. That project led to a summer of work in the Austrian National Library's literary archives, researching the manuscripts of the novels, and to a Fulbright Fellowship to Vienna for the 2009-2010 academic year, where Mark will continue his research and teach part-time in a Viennese high school while taking advanced course work at the University. For more information, click here.
- Spanish Major Awarded McShain Award
Christa Dominick, a Spanish major and Leadership and Global Understanding minor, was awarded the 2009 John McShain Award for scholastic achievement and furthering the public welfare of La Salle University.
- Giuseppina ScottodiCarlo, Italian Major, was awarded the Programma Ponte in July 2008, a prestigious national scholarship (only 11 recipients nationwide) provided by A.I.A.E. – Association of Italian American Educators in collaboration with Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro and Instituto Superiore per la Comunicazioni e l'Opinione Pubblica (ISCOP). News of this award was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Giuseppe Ribecchi, Italian Major, presented a paper on the church of "Santa Croce" in Florence. His essay was selected last Fall for the event “L’italiano in Piazza”, sponsored by the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, and the Italian Culture Institute if Washington D.C. Giuseppe has been accepted to the Master’s program in Italian Studies at Iona College.
As chair of La Salle University's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
I invite you to peruse our home on the Internet. The Department aims to expand
the potential of our students by equipping them with a second and, for many,
a third language. We recognize that although the world has grown smaller through
globalization, those who are adept in additional languages are leaders of their
chosen fields. In addition to fluency, students gain knowledge of the historic
development of a given language and its literature and culture. Our curriculum
offers rigorous preparation for the myriad of careers that exist for multilingual
graduates. We, the professors and students, work as a team to ensure that each
graduate utilizes every opportunity to master his or her chosen language.
The Department's faculty upholds globally recognized standards of academic
excellence. Our professors are active researchers and publish books and articles
on a regular basis. They are also active in local and national organizations
that support and promote various linguistic communities. In the classroom, our
faculty use well-honed teaching methods and the latest technology to provide
the best learning experience for the students. We consistently produce graduates
that have good control of the mandatory language skills of comprehension, speaking,
reading, and writing the foreign language. If you have any further questions,
please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luis A. Gomez, Ph.D.
||Luis A. Gomez, Ph.D.
Acting Chair, Foreign Languages
Associate Professor, Spanish