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Congratulations to professors Nic Andre and Melissa Baralt, whose team’s work has been published in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy! Click the link for more information!

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Mieko Avello is one of the Department of Modern Languages adjunct instructors for the Japanese language. She teaches Japanese and Art at Palmetto Middle School full-time. She was also elected as the vice president of AATJ (American Association of Techers of Japanese) this year.

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The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese held an online Florida speech contest in spring. We are proud to announce that FIU undergraduate student, Rosemary Sues, who is taking Advanced Japanese I, won 1st place in the College Level 5 Contest and also the Grand Champion in the College Level Speech Contest. The title of her speech was “I want to know you more あなたをもっと知りたい.” The judges were very impressed with her speech. Congratulations, Rosemarie!

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On April 13th, 2022, the Department of Modern Languages sponsored Dr. Jeffrey Coleman to present his lecture entitled, "Black Spain: Past, Present, and Future." Faculty from the department, graduate students, and a few undergraduate students attended the event.

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Congratulations to Modern Languages Ph.D. student, Lydia Cerritos, who won Second Place in the Arts & Humanities category at the 2022 GSAW Scholarly Forum!

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Click the link to read the article on the Department of Modern Languages', Professor John Jebian's take on deaf representation and the Oscar-winning film, CODA!

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On February 12, Chinese New Year Gala was held in GC at FIU. The Gala started with the lion dance invited from the local Chinese community. Chinese program students performed song and dance routines. Korean language learners and Vietnamese students showed their talents as well. The Gala lasted three hours with shows and presentations of different Asian cultures. It was organized by the Chinese Club and the Chinese Salon in collaboration with Vietnamese Student Association and the Korean Club.

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Don't miss out on registering for the AFTJ Spring Online Contests! Click the link for more information on deadlines, registration, contest rules, and more!

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Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, entering PhD. student, well-known director, and founder of Ikaik Films, was recently interviewed by Rialta Magazine for his directorial work on his independent films and documentaries: Usufructo (2010), Verdadero Beach (2012), La faz de las aguas (2012), Arte soy (2012) y Persona (2014). Click the link to read the full article!

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