Opportunities



Study Opportunities

Foreign Language students at Webster University are encouraged to pursue the Undergraduate International Studies Certificate which requires foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level and a Study Abroad experience.

"Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum" Program

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for students to apply their second language skills (in French, German, Spanish, etc.) to content learning in pre-selected disciplines across the curriculum. For more information call or e-mail the Department of Foreign Languages.

M.A.T. - A Master of Arts in Teaching is offered in Communications with emphasis in Foreign Languages (French or Spanish). Twelve credit hours in Communications are required plus twelve hours of appropriate coursework in the language of emphasis. Classes cover different periods and genres of French, Spanish, and Latin American literatures, but the focus of the program is on oral communication and a deep understanding and appreciation of the foreign language and culture.

Intensive Weekends - Intensive advanced conversational overnight weekends are offered once or twice each semester in French, German and Spanish. The main focus is to practice and improve oral skills. Only the target language is allowed.



Exchange Programs

There are two exchanges between Webster University and institutions abroad:

Argentina - An exchange between Webster University and the Facultad de Filosofia y letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Mendoza, Argentina.

http://ffyl.uncu.edu.ar/

France - An exchance between Webster University and the French Ministry of Education - France.

http://www.education.gouv.fr
http://www.univ-tlse2.fr



The Rosita Award

Every spring semester, the Rosita Awards are held to recognize students who have demonstrated a greater understanding of different cultures by learning their languages. Students who have completed four or more international language and culture classes with appropriate grades. These students are rewarded and entered into a lottery.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of four or more Webster University international languages and cultures classes (three credits each). At least one course shall be completed during the academic year of the drawing.
  • Must be a Webster University student, currently enrolled in the Department of International Languages and Cultures and present at the drawing.
  • B or better in all ILC classes.
  • Classes may be in any international language(s) or culture(s), any level.
  • All classes need not be in the same international language or culture.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students meeting the following requirements also qualify for the drawing.
  • Completion of an application form.

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 23rd: Rosita Applications are open
  • Monday, March 23rd: Rosita Applications are due
  • Friday, April 3rd: The Rosita Awards Ceremony is in the Sunnen Lounge from 5:30-6:30pm.

For more information please contact International Languages and Cultures faculty or the departmental office at 314-246-7047 or by e-mail.



Society of International Languages and Cultures

The Society of International Languages and Cultures’ mission is providing Webster University students with cultural activities and experiences to promote the study and appreciation of foreign languages. SILC benefits Webster students by giving them the opportunity to create bonds with other students who are interested in languages and cultures, as well as learning about the world around them. SILC makes learning more exciting and a social experience.  SILC also supports the Language Tables held weekly by the ILC Teaching Assistants. If you like to experience new cultures through music, food, presentations and outings, come to one of our events!

Email SILC • Find us on Facebook • Learn more on Involved at Webster  

Upcoming Meetings for 2015 -- 4:30 PM at Webster Hall 326  

  • Thursday, February 12th
  • Thursday, February 26th
  • Thursday, March 5th
  • Thursday, March 26th
  • Thursday, April 2nd
  • Thursday, April 16th
  • Thursday, April 30th 
Events

Every year SILC holds key signature events such as International Poetry Night, a December Holiday Party and the Rosita Awards ceremony are just some of SILC highlights. For more in depth information, check out our Facebook page.

Other events may include:

    • Mexican Day of the Dead
    • Trivia Nights
    • Midterm International Food/Game Day
    • Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
    • Gazpacho Party
    • Visits to Local Restaurants

Study Abroad

The Department of International Languages & Cultures sponsors two study abroad programs, in conjunction with the Office of International Programs, which take place in May and/or July of each academic year.

Spanish in Mendoza, Argentina
For intermediate and advanced students of Spanish, a 5-6 week stay in Mendoza, Argentina, a beautiful town located at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Students live with families. Various local excursions and trips to other cities supplement the language, literature and culture classes. For information contact Dr. Graciela N. V. Corvalán.

Argentina Trip


 

Language Tables

Throughout each month, the International Teaching Assistants hosts] Language Tables for all students interested in learning different languages like French, German, Spanish or Japanese. Attend Language Tables to have fun, practice your fluency with other students, and participate in activities! These tables are open to all levels of language experience. Come if you are a novice or fluent—we welcome all! Led by the conjoining Teaching Assistant, these tables are open to all students interested in languages and culture.

French4:00 PM at Marletto’s Marketplace

  • Tuesday, February 24th
  • Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Tuesday, March 24th
  • Tuesday, March 31st
  • Tuesday, April 7th
  • Tuesday, April 14th
  • Tuesday, April 21st
  • Tuesday, April 28th

German -5:00 PM at 457 Catalina Ave

  • Wednesday, March 4th
  • Wednesday, March 18th
  • Wednesday, April 1st
  • Wednesday, April 15th

Japanese - 3:30 PM at Marletto’s Marketplace

  • Wednesday, February 25th 
  • Wednesday, March 4th
  • Wednesday, March 18th
  • Wednesday, March 25th
  • Wednesday, April 1st
  • Wednesday, April 8th
  • Wednesday, April 15th
  • Wednesday, April 22nd
  • Wednesday, April 29th

 Spanish - 3:30 PM in Webster Hall 322 

  • Friday, February 27th
  • Friday, March 20th
  • Friday, April 10th
  • Friday, May 1st 

ILC Department Events

ILC Days

ILC Days are held the first Monday of every month on the 3rd floor of Webster Hall.  Playing on the Department’s Initials, ILC Days are a way to celebrate different food cultures from around the world.  Previous themes have been “I Love Crepes, I Love Charcuterie, I Love Chocolate,” etc. Come stop by Webster Hall 328 to meet with the TAs, staff, and faculty while enjoying some delicious morsels.

Upcoming ILC Days for 2015 -12:00 PM on the 3rd Floor Webster Hall

  • Monday, February 2nd
  • Monday, March 2nd
  • Monday, April 6th

International Poetry Night

Join us in the fall for International Poetry Night where international prose and poetry is heard and celebrated. Bring a poem or just come to listen. All students are welcome!  International Poetry night is always held on the Thursday of International Education Week.