Join the Department of French & Italian for an end-of-year celebration! It's been a long, cold winter, and it's about time that we celebrate the spring (in this case, the end of the spring semester). The celebration will be held in honor of the achievements of all French and/or Italian majors and minors, in particular … Continue reading FRIT End-of-Year Celebration
This April, join the French & Italian Department for a celebration of multilingual poetry and music! All members of the University of Minnesota community are invited to submit, as well as local poets. The deadline to submit poems is March 15, so start considering your favorite foreign works. Here are the full details of the … Continue reading Call for Multilingual Poems: “In Bone and Flesh”
Studying abroad is an opportunity for students to experience life outside of their Midwestern or American comfort zone. While study abroad locations like Montpellier, France are popular among students, there's something to be said for traveling even further from the Western European mindset. If you've ever considered studying abroad in Western Africa, the University of … Continue reading Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity
This week I had the pleasure of talking to Professor Susan Noakes about the new class she will be teaching entirely in English this Spring Semester, ITAL 3640-20 Dante through the Visual Arts. Professor Noakes’s goal for this upcoming semester is to put a spin on Dante and the Divine Comedy by cutting down the … Continue reading Dante through the Visual Arts
Before Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of talking with one of the new Italian teachers Mattia Beghelli. Mattia is teaching a new class this spring called the Modern Italian Family Through Film. The first time I met Mattia he talked to my Italian 3015 class. One of the first questions he asked was, “What … Continue reading Screening the Modern Italian Family
JoEllyn Jolstad, the Adult Enrichment Coordinator at Washburn High School is currently seeking an Italian 1 teacher for their adult education program! The class would be on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at Washburn High School and is a lovely opportunity for those who have a passion for teaching! For more info, please contact Natalie Gindraux at … Continue reading Part-time Italian Teaching Position!
This summer, the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Minnesota will be offering FREN 3018- French Oral Communication! In this course, students will do intensive work in oral expression and listening comprehension in order to increase conversational fluency in French! Students will expand their vocabulary, gain a greater awareness of the … Continue reading Take French 3018 this summer!