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BATE-PAPO, Portuguese conversation hour, will take place every Monday at 11am in the back corner of DM 480. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The application for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 by 8PM EST

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The JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at FIU. Registration for the test begins on Monday, August 26, 2019. Please see the JLPT website for more information.

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, several paid internships and fellowships specially designed for undergraduates in the humanities. Applications for these positions will be open through August 5 and successful applicants will begin working at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. Please see the link for more details.

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The Central Italy and the Chocolate Festival study abroad will take place from October 13 - October 21, 2019. Applications are due August 9, 2019. This course introduces students to the culture and traditions of Central Italy and its world famous Chocolate Festival. Students will enjoy the unique atmosphere of a typical medieval city such as Perugia and taste the delicious food and chocolate typical of this region in Italy. Please click the link for more information.

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Thank you to the students of American Sign Language I for being involved in the Deaf community at FIU Frost Museum and West Dade Regional Library for Deaf ASL Storytelling events this past spring semester. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the community.

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The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program that includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. This year the Critical Language Scholarship Program received 23 applications from Florida International University. Congratulations to Lisa Brown and Miranda Campoo for your acceptance to the 2019 CLS Program.

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The department of Modern Languages is currently seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach Arabic starting in the Fall 2019 semester. Requirements include: Master's degree and the Instructor should be well versed in task-based language teaching. Qualified candidates should submit their C.V. to modlang@fiu.edu with the reference titled “Arabic Instructor Position.”

Our Ph.D. candidate Génesis Portillo just published in the Winter 2019 issue of Decimononica Vol 16.1 the article: “Mujeres evanescentes o lo femenino ornamental en Cuentos malévolos de Clemente Palma.” Congratulations on your accomplishment, Génesis!

Ph.D. students Alberto Sosa Cabanas and Génesis Portillo have been awarded the Tinker Field Research Grant to further their research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Alberto will be using the grant money to conduct studies in Cuba and Genesis will conduct her research in Peru. We wish them continued success in their academic endeavors!