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Dean of the College of Humanities, J. Scott Miller, has appointed Richard McBride as chair of the BYU Department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages. McBride succeeds Dana Bourgerie, who has been serving as department chair since June 2015. “Dana has led the department in word and deed," remarked Dean Miller. "He has been encouraging and supportive of faculty development and curriculum
Biking over two hundred miles pushes the human mind and body to its limits, but so does trying to learn a new language. Associate Professor Troy Cox (Linguistics) has experience with both.
BYU students have found creative ways to use their mission languages in professional settings, even though some of these languages are isolated to a single area in the world.
Julie Damron (Asian and Near Eastern Languages) established a direct enrollment program between BYU and a university in Suwon, Korea—KHU. Her work has recently earned national acclaim.
Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide.
This year, Dr. John Rosenberg received the UFLA Friend of the Profession award, which is given to individuals who have advanced the study of world languages in Utah.
PROVO, Utah (February 7, 2019)—Dr. Greg L. Thompson has been named the Program Administrator of the BYU Master of Arts program in Second Language Teaching (SLaT), effective Spring 2020. Dr. Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will maintain the position through Winter 2023.
As a child in Cambodia in the 1970s, nine-year-old Chab Chheang, nicknamed “Nike” for his love of the shoes, crossed the border into Thailand with his family. But instead of finding safety, Nike’s starving parents were greeted by farmers who presented an excruciating choice: a bag of rice in exchange for their son.
For almost 20 years, the Center for Language Studies has supplied BYU and the foreign language community with the tools to achieve their language acquisition goals.
Modern lessons we can learn from 13th century Japanese recluses
Professor Scott Alvord has been appointed as an interim chair for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese while current department chair Jeff Turley recovers from a medical procedure. Alvord and Blair Bateman have been leading the department for the past three months in their capacities as associate chairs.
At BYU’s 2019 Education Week conference, Dr. R. Kirk Belnap presented collected research of Middle Eastern religious texts that display themes tying various religions together.