Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin was recruited as a tenure-track professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison in 1976. She will retire this summer after nearly 40 years teaching Japanese language and linguistics on campus.
The students of Professor Buccini’s Italian 450 class decided to use their language skills to promote the Wisconsin Idea.
Each Monday at 2:30 pm, the class met to translate Carlo Goldoni’s comedic play La famiglia dell'antiquario, which translates to The Antiquarian’s Family. The play, written in 1750, tells the story of a man who collects antiques. It specifically follows the lives of his future daughter-in-law and his wife, and the tension in their relationship.
Five UW students of Chinese competed in the 2018 Midwest College Chinese Speech Contest, held at Lake Forest College in Chicago, on April 21. This year, the five students included: Collin O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Somsen, Kristine Nguyen, Jake Lee and David Burnett.
The contest divided all participants into six groups based on their Chinese proficiency level and language background. The five UW students, all non-heritage speakers, competed in four groups, which involved first through fourth year level proficiency.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been ranked the second in the nation, and first among public universities, for innovative foreign language learning in 2018
Jacky Tain and Xavier Fan, who are both 19, left their friends, families and lives back in China to spend at least four years studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They reflect on the skills and changes this experience has brought them.
The Wisconsin Langauge Summit, held January 26, 2018, successfully gathered business, education and government leaders from across the state to discuss how langauge can help businesses in Wisconsin. Click on the Wisconsin Public Radio story below for the full article.
Cultural Linguistic Services, part of the Human Resources Department at UW-Madison, stives to make a difference in employees' lives through language.
Meet Marina Zilbergerts! Marina is a new member of the German, Nordic and Slavic (GNS) department. We sat down with her to ask why she chose Madison and what classes she's most looking forward to this fall.
Meet Claus Elholm Andersen! Claus is a new member of the German, Nordic and Slavic (GNS) department. We sat down with him to ask why he chose Madison and why he thinks students should study Danish.
UW's Maggie Hawkins will be recognized as the Global Citizen of the Year at a United Nations Anniversary Luncheon hosted by the United Nations Association of Dane County.