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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.
Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern lessons we can learn from 13th century Japanese recluses
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.
Independent Research Fund Denmark Awards Kevin Blankinship and Colleagues Substantial Research Grant
Associate Professor of Arabic and Middle East Medievalist Dr. Kevin Blankinship and his colleagues at the University of Southern Denmark received a large grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to fund their research on a selection of influential Middle Eastern medieval literary figures.