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The FLARR Conference is April 8, 2017 in Minard Hall at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.  To register for the conference, click here.




8:30 - 9:00                          336 Minard       
Registration, Coffee, Tea, light breakfast snacks

9:10 - 10:15                         306 Minard      
1066 @ 950:  What English Speakers Owe William the Conqueror

Claudia Tomany (NDSU)
Co-Mingling of Old English, French and Scandinavian Vocabulary in Medieval England
Jeanne Hageman (NDSU).                         
Why French is Easy for English Speakers to Learn

David Sprunger (Concordia College).          
Differences in Literary Forms Following the Norman Conquest

Bruce Maylath (NDSU).                             
The Legacy of the Norman Conquest on How We Judge Writing Today.

10: 20 - 11:30                      306 Minard       Session Two

Stephanie Grollman (NDSU).                   
Developing and Teaching a 4th-Semester Bridge Class

Sarah Buchanan (U of M Morris).             
It's in Their Nature: Egotism and Environment in Ndeysaan by Mansour Sora Wade

11:30 - 1:00                          Herd & Horns Lunch

1:00 - 2:00                           230 Minard      
Keynote Address

Cassandra Glynn, Director, M.Ed in World Languages at Concordia College, author of Words and Actions: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice (ACTFL 2014)

2:00 - 2:15                           336 Minard       
Break: Coffee, Tea, Snacks

2:15 - 3:00                           306 Minard      
Intercultural Competence: What? Why? How? (Co-presentation)

Cynthia Saar (NDSU)                  
VĂ©ronique Walters (NDSU) 

3:05 - 4:00                          306 Minard       Session Four

Shou-ching Chao (Valley City State).     
Politeness in Professional Communication

Anneli Ryan (NSDU).                             
Beyond the Phoneme: Teaching Pronunciation through Film




Department of Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages is home to majors in French and Spanish, including a teacher education track, as well as a German program. NDSU's full, year-round English-as-a-Second-Language program is part of Modern Languages.  Coordination of the International Studies Major is also housed in the department.  We invite your inquires; please contact us (701.231.7887) if you would like to arrange for an appointment and tour.

While the primary goal for all courses in Modern Languages is a high level of proficiency in the language, there is also a strong emphasis on  history, culture, and contemporary issues. We encourage language majors to take advantage of course offerings in areas such as history, anthropology, sociology, political science, international studies, linguistics, and the fine arts which will strengthen their trans-cultural competence through a broad understanding of countries and peoples.  The teacher education track available to students majoring in French or Spanish is designed to provide prospective teachers with a strong academic foundation and the instructional skills necessary to become effective, inquiring, and adaptable teachers.  Study abroad is required of majors in French and Spanish.

Click on "Languages" in the menu bar to the left for more information on specific programs, or use the links below.

B.A. in French, also B.S. in French Education

B.A. in Spanish, also B.S. in Spanish Education

Minor in German, in cooperation with the Tri-College University system

English-as-a-Second-Language: the Intensive English Language Program

International Studies Major

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