Latin American Studies in action

September 20, 2018  The Latin American Studies program has launched a new initiative this fall semester to recognize the volunteer efforts of LAS students in the community.

Volunteer opportunity with UCF-Hillcrest Foreign Language Club

August 30, 2018  The UCF-Hillcrest Foreign Language Club provides university and elementary students an opportunity to use their Spanish and French language skills in a collaborative environment. The club is currently seeking UCF volunteers who are in 3000-level or higher French and Spanish classes.

Students Share "Journey Cuba" Experience

April 26, 2018  Professors Anne Prucha and Kacie Tartt, along with students who participated in the program last year, shared information about the 2019 study abroad program “Journey Cuba.”

Alumnus wins international TESOL Teacher of the Year Award

March 28, 2018  TESOL alum Scott Freiberger ’10 received the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award at the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Conference & English Language Expo in Chicago

Documentary sheds light on Black Italian actor experiences at 9th Euliano Lecture

March 26, 2018  The UCF Modern Languages and Literature Department will host the 9th Annual Neil R. Euliano Professorship Lecture on March 29, 2018.

‘Bernarda Alba’ Actress Combines Love for Arts, Humanities at UCF

March 23, 2018  Innovative and interdisciplinary, Ibis Enid Rodríguez makes the most of her UCF experience as both a theatre and modern languages and literature student.

STARTALK – Intensive Russian Program

March 12, 2018  Do you want to expand your language and cultural fluencies, enhance your academic resume, and gain a competitive edge in the global workforce? UCF STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program may be for you! In 2018, STARTALK is welcoming high school students, community members, and UCF students.

Student research showcased at 18th Annual Spanish Graduate Colloquium

February 21, 2018  UCF will celebrate Spanish language and culture at the 18th Annual Spanish Graduate Association (SaGA) Colloquium. The colloquium, coordinated by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is a conference that gives students the opportunity to disseminate their research on topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world.

STARTALK intensive Russian language summer program recap

December 06, 2017  UCF hosted the STARTALK program for students learning Russian for the third year, made possible by grant funding and associate professor Dr. Alla Kourova. The program is part of several initiatives for learning Russian that the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures provides. Participants took part in extra-curricular activities including...

Journey Cuba Study Abroad trip application deadline December 1

November 02, 2017  Interested in short-term study abroad? Journey Cuba is in its second year and the associated course SPN 3955 is 3 credits in Spring 2018. Students have the option to take the course and go to Cuba over Spring Break, or to take the course only and work with students who...

Students visit Sochi for 19th World Festival

November 02, 2017  Eight Russian Language program students from the University of Central Florida visited Sochi, Russia for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. The festival, a nine-day program covering world politics, economics, and advances in science, sports, and more, is the largest event for international youth cooperation. This year’s event...

Faculty Recognized with Inaugural Luminary Awards

October 19, 2017  Six College of Arts & Humanities faculty members were among those honored with the inaugural UCF Luminary Award, designed to shine a light on exceptional faculty whose work is advancing their discipline and making a difference. The 2017 recipients from the arts and humanities include Keith Folse, Professor in the...

UCF Faculty Members Receive $2.6M Dollar Grant to Research Dual-Language Programs

September 21, 2017  Kerry Purmensky and Florin Mihai of UCF’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures have received a 5-year, $2.6 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Purmensky and Mihai are co-principal investigators with Joyce Nutta of UCF’s College of Education and Human Performance. Lisa...

UCF Hosts STARTALK Program for the Third Year in a Row

August 07, 2017  Dr. Alla Kourova, Associate Professor of Russian and TESOL at the College of Arts and Humanities has been awarded a STARTALK grant for the third year in a row. Dr. Kourova’s proposal, “Preparation of a Business Trip to Russia” has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2017...

A Generous Gift to Languages at UCF

August 03, 2017  Russian immersion student Julia Rosengren is looking forward to the growth of languages and fluency at UCF through fellow student participation and her recent generous gift to the College of Arts and Humanities. After visiting Moscow, Rosengren became infatuated with the country and was eager to learn more, which led...

Remembering Douglas Rudy

July 31, 2017  by Dr. Karl-Heinrich Barsch Dr. Karl-Heinrich Barsch remembers student Douglas Rudy and tells of the impact Douglas had on the lives around him. Dr. Barsch retired from UCF in 2006 and is a professor emeritus. I first met Douglas Rudy when I was the French professor who directed the UCF...

Smith's Translation Featured as the Translation of the Month on the Feminae

July 10, 2017  Dr. Geri Smith’s translation, The Book of the Mutability of Fortune, is currently featured as the Translation of the Month on the Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index website: The book is a very important resource for students learning about Christine de Pizan, literary history, medieval historiography, and court...

MLL Student Named as a 2017 Post-Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate

May 23, 2017  American Council of Teachers of Russian, a division of the American Councils for International Education, has named UCF student Michael Martinez as a 2017 Post-Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate. Martinez is the first student from UCF to win the award. The award is given to students for “an unfailing devotion and...

UCF Students Travel to Cuba for Research

April 28, 2017  Last March the Journey Cuba Study Abroad class, led by Professors Anne Prucha and Kacie Tartt, traveled to Cuba. During the week-long trip, the group of eight students and two faculty members visited the cities of Havana, Cojimar, and Viñales, and kept journals of their daily learning experiences, not as...

Modern Language and Literature Professors Create UCF-Hillcrest Foreign Language Club

April 13, 2017  Spanish and French Professors Rita De Luca Guerriero, Marie Leticée, Amelia Lyons, Anne Prucha, and Kacie Tartt have come together to create the UCF-Hillcrest Foreign Language Club. Starting Spring 2015, this partnership has allowed UCF and Hillcrest Elementary school students to practice and refine their Spanish and French language skills...