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  • Language Clubs and Tables have started to meet again, don't miss out! All are welcome. For more infomation see the flier.
  • German Club invites all to a film screening of The Edukators 2/15/17 7:30pm in HU354.
  • Come learn about Soccer in Brazil with our own Luis Cuesta 2/15/17 2:45pm in HU354. All are welcome to this Portuguese Program event.
  • “The Power of Dance Transforming Lives of Communities in Brazil” with Bárbara Carvalho on 2/22/17 at 2:45pm in HU354.  The Portuguese Programs invites everyone to attend.
  • Join the Portuguese Language Club for the showing of the Brazilian sci-fi film “3%” 2/23/17 6:30pm in HU354.  All are welcome.
  • Francophone Day. an annual immersion experience for University in the High School French students, will be 3/22/17 in the Campus Center. The event, showcasing all things related to French and Francophone cultures, will include a French-Canadian square dance open to the campus community 10:30a-12p in the CC Ballroom.
  • LLC Seminar 3/20/17 1pm in HU354 with José del Valle (CUNY).
  • La Fête de la Francophonie will be 3/22/17 in the Campus Center Ballroom. French students from University in the High School programs across NY State will converge on UAlbany for a day of French and Francophone cultural immersion.
  • This year's Spanish Day, an immersion event for high school students in University in the High School Spanish classes, will be 3/24/17 in the Campus Center Ballroom.
  • The Portuguese Program presents “What’s wrong with José?  Traditional Storytelling in Brazilian classrooms” with Dr. Alandeom Oliveira on 3/29/17 at 2:45pm in HU354.  All are welcome.
  • The Portuguese Language Club invites everyone to Trivia Night 3/30/17 at 6:30pm in HU354.
  • The Portuguese Program invites everyone to come enjoy the Portuguese Film “Estilo Hip Hop” and Q&A with Loira Limbal 4/12/17 at 2:45pm in HU354. 
  • LLC Seminar 5/3/17 1pm in HU354 with Dora Ramírez (UAlbany) and Alice Krause (SUNY Delhi)
  • Congratulations to Nicholas Figueroa, our newst SPN PhD, whose doctoral dissertation defense, "Variation in /ɾ/ Outcomes in the Speech of U.S.-Born Puerto Rican and Dominican Heritage Spanish Speakers," was on 2/2/17!
  • Congratulation to Elise Bouhet, our newest FRE PhD, whose doctoral disseration defense, "L'espace du jeu dans les emeutes de 2005 en France," was 1/17/17!
  • Welcome back everyone to a new semester! Find courses offered this spring here. Not a student enrolled in a program? Not a problem. Students not enrolled in a degree program but wanting to study languages may enroll "non-degree" through the Office of General Studies and take individual courses (high school seniors who excel in their coursework are also eligible).
  • LLC Seminar 1/25/17 1pm in HU354.
  • Era Uma Vez (Once Upon a Time), a project to encourage children to appreciate the Portuguese language and Luso-Brazilian culture, continues this spring, Satrudays 2pm on 2/18/17, 3/4/17, 3/25/17 & 4/8/17, in HU354 except 3/25/17 in HU290.. Learn more here.
  • LLC congratulates all December graduates on their achievements and many accomplishments while at UAlbany and wishes each student great success and happiness. Students, don't forget to keep in touch! The faculty enjoy hearing from you and all about your new adventures.
  • Congratulations to Arnaldo Robles who successfully defended his dissertation “Examining the Role of Corrective Feedback on Learners' Modified Output of the Spanish Past Tense in Face-To-Face and Telecollaboration Contexts" this fall and graduated with his Spanish PhD this December!
  • LLC Seminar Tuesday 12/13/2016 1pm in HU354, Daniel Erker (Boston University) "Islands of dialectal persistence in a sea of structural convergence: mapping contact outcomes in Spanish in Boston."
  • Join the Spanish Club Thursday 12/8/16 in HU354 6-7pm for the Finals Study Session for Spanish. Spanish grad students will be available to help with any questions.
  • The German Program invites all to a film showing of "Almanya Welcome to Germany," a film about multicultural issues Wednesday, 11/30/16 8pm in HU354.
  • The Spanish Program invites all Tuesday evening 11/15/16 at 6pm in HU354 to a documentary screening and discussion with guest speaker Juanamaria Cordones-Cook (University of MIssouri) of Diago: artista apalencado A Maroon Artist. Diago is a contemporary Cuban artist.
  • Italian Club hosts Scopa game night Tuesday 11/15/16 7pm in HU109
  • LLC Seminar Wednesday 11/16/2016 1pm in HU354, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook (University of Missouri) "Nancy Morejón and Her Havana"

  • Interested in playing soccer with the LLC Football Club? New players at all skill levels are welcome!  Email for more information and to get on the email list.
  • Lotfi Sayahi has been promoted to the rank of Professor.

  • Ilka Kressner has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

  • Spanish doctoral candidate, Cecily Corbett, was granted a Dissertation Research Fellowship Award to assist with completion of her dissertation and program.

  • Try some of LLC’s great variety of language clubs and tables including:  Deutscher Stammtisch, El Club de Español, La Pause Café, La Dolce Vita, Portuguese Club, Português com café, Tavola Italiana and related clubs, UAlbany Tango Club and UAlbany Capoeira Club. For meeting times and more information, see this page. With the exception of the Tango Club, clubs and tables do not meet over breaks.

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