Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic on-site meetings and gatherings have been canceled or moved online. While the physical LLC Office is closed, staff continue to work remotely. For more information on UAlbany’s response to the pandemic please visit the university's COVID-19 page.
The Languages, Literatures and Cultures department coordinates many events, including language tables, clubs, seminars and study groups. LLC's language tables and clubs meet regularly during the academic year (suspended over breaks and summer) to speak the language and enjoy time together conversing in informal settings. LLC's seminars provide an academic forum on a variety of interesting topics engaging LLC, the university and the community. Check here for more information on the format of tables, clubs, seminars and other events as these may vary due to COVID-related restrictions.
News and Announcements
French-Canadian Legacy Podcast
Listen to Professor Cynthia Fox on the French-Canadian Legacy podcast discussing her ongoing research studying the history of the French language in the US.
Baratynsky Day - Russian Poetry Celebration
Professor Timothy Sergay and 50+ Russian and Russian-American poets, scholars, translators, and Russian poetry enthusiasts celebrated Baratynsky Day 3/6/21, an international and multilingual celebration of Russian poetry. Professor Sergay performed and read his translation of World War II poem, “I Was Killed Close to Rzhev” by Aleksandr Tvardovsky, which will be published in a bilingual anthology in early 2021 in Moscow. Hear Professor Sergay at 1:30-1:41.
Mesa de español
All UAlbany Spanish majors and minors are invited! Students will enhance their Spanish skills and cultural understanding as a diverse group of Spanish faculty provide insights into a variety of musical genres of the Spanish-speaking world and their cultural influences. Learn something new, improve your Spanish, visit with friends and faculty, enjoying a musical feast!
COVID-19 Related Student Podcasts
Hear our students’ own stories in their own words about living within and navigating the COVID-19 world. Podcast episodes are advertised on 7 platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. For the newest notifications, subscribe or follow us via one of the following: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Xp775WefdYJyK3lD73AXU https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ualbany-student-success-stories/id1502021878 https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iMWM5NDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
Listen Now: Spanish Students Produce Podcasts on Successfully Navigating their Time at UAlbany
The Student Success Stories podcasts began as a pilot program supported by the university StAR (Strategic Allocation of Resources) program. Students' stories encourage connections with other students and offer glimpses into the experiences of their peers. They expand their understanding of opportunities at UAlbany and of campus life. Current Spanish students worked with Professor Carmen Serrano on a grant to give voice to students about university life. Listen to inspiring LLC student success stories, challenges and advice. RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/b1c9480/podcast/rss