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2014-2015 Language Tables include Japanese and Korean

Author: Denise Ayo

These “roundtable” discussions are an opportunity for individual language programs to regularly bring their students (and invited guests) together within a more comfortable social context in order to practice oral language proficiency and build community through conversation, culturally meaningful activities and good humor. Although each language program develops its own language table cultures, most groups feature faculty and graduate students as conversation leaders and incorporate conversation themes and semi-structured activities alongside refreshments. Read More

Fulbright Foreign Language Teachers Introduced to American Culture at Notre Dame



The University of Notre Dame is hosting its ninth Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) orientation for the upcoming academic year. Sixty teachers from 28 countries, representing 15 languages, are staying on campus Aug. 9-13 (Saturday-Wednesday) and will attend a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States. Read More

Relationships with Chinese University Leaders Foster International Dialogue

Author: Amanda Skofstad

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What does a private American Catholic university have in common with government-run Chinese universities? Plenty, if the recent activities of Notre Dame International (NDI) are any indication. From June 22-25, NDI hosted a delegation of 20 Chinese university presidents, which was sponsored by China’s National Academy of Education Administration. This delegation represented universities from China’s interior region—an area the Chinese government has targeted for economic development—and made Notre Dame a three-day stop on its itinerary of three American universities. Read More