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Georgetown’s Language Landscape Promotes Multiculturalism

Since Georgetown University’s founding in 1789, the school has encouraged students and faculty members to broaden their worldviews and dedicate themselves to others, regardless of cultural and linguistic differences. Back then, the university offered language courses in Spanish, French and English for nonnative speakers, even publishing a pamphlet for prospective[Read More…]

Arab Studies Journal Sees Rise in Readership

Bassam Haddad, an adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, founded Jadaliyya four years ago in conjunction with several Georgetown professors and graduate students, and the magazine is now being met with increased readership. Jadaliyya is an online magazine, or “e-zine,” that publishes content on issues of[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
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Students can practice their foreign language skills with language partners in other countries via Skype through the Teletandem program.

Skype Links Language Partners

The Teletandem program, which matches Georgetown students with language partners in other countries via Skype, expanded to include Spanish, Arabic, French, Japanese, Russian and Turkish this semester after receiving a one-year grant from the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. The program was founded in 2008 and was[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

AMMAN, Jordan — As tensions mounted in the Levant this summer, 14 Georgetown students participated in the Office of Global Education’s inaugural Summer in Amman, Jordan, program. Shortly after the program’s start on June 6, turmoil began to escalate dramatically in the neighboring countries of Iraq and Israel and in[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Arabic Department Faces Increased Demand

Arabic Department Faces Increased Demand

To accommodate a spike in student interest, the Arabic and Islamic studies department has undergone recent expansions — but not without some growing pains. This fall, the department has increased its presence on campus, in part by organizing two lecture series for the year, but it has also struggled to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News