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Love Languages e-Bulletin 3/8/17

Language news, events, and opportunities for students at UW-Madison

Advising + Tip

Academic and career advising for language students with International Directions Advisor, Michael Kruse.

Make an appointment or find out about drop-in hours

Language is more than just communication. Sure...being able to speak with someone in his or her native language is critical in a huge range of personal and professional areas, but learning a second (or third or fourth...) language comes with plenty of other benefits.

For example, "People who speak a second language appreciate multiple perspectives and cultures and are equipped to exercise diverse thought and action..." Those are the kind of broad, transferable skills that will be crucial to your careers over the coming decades.

Upcoming Events

Use Your Words: Language and Education
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Teach English, Live Abroad
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

Language for Life: Alumni Career Mentoring
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

View more upcoming events


Morgridge Center Intern - Multiple
Morgridge Center for Public Service
Deadline: March 12, 2017

World Languages Day Volunteer
Language Institute
Deadline: March 15, 2017

USA Pavilion Expo 2017 Student Ambassador
USA Pavilion
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Bilingual Legal Assistant
Immigration Practice Group at Murphy Desmond S.C. Law Firm
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Bilingual Bus Lines Poetry Contest
Madison Metro Transit
Deadline: March 17, 2017

View more opportunities

On Our Radar

Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers
Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found
Using Foreign Languages at CIA
Google Translate Vs. Papago: In Asia's Battle Of Translation Apps, Everyone's A Loser
Language Study as a National Imperative
Waverly Labs Pilot Earpiece: Say bonjour to almost-instant translation (hands-on)
Mount Vernon's Dual Language School Unites Community 
Why not all language "errors" are indisputably wrong
Using Multiple Languages to Support Bilingual Learners
Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language
Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Posting of the Week

Many Languages, One World promotes the continued learning of the six official languages of the United Nations-Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. To qualify, essays must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is neither your first language (language(s) spoken at home) nor the medium of instruction in either your primary or secondary education (or a medium of instruction if attending a bilingual school). You will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay. You must be a full-time university student, referred and endorsed by a faculty member or university representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline. Learn more

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