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Summary: This series of podcasts consists of two sets: the first set (podcasts 1 through 10) highlights the opportunities made available by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University (ISU); the second set (podcasts 11 through 20) gives listeners an opportunity to experience the languages taught at ISU. The following languages will be featured: Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and German.
Each of our langcasts focuses on a particular language. This langCast focuses on Chinese. If you would like to learn more about the ISU Chinese program, please listen to the additional podcast available through this same feed. The English translation to the dialogs you will listen to in this podcast is as follows: Dialog 1: - What time is class? -Class is at two in the afternoon, so I’ll eat at one. Dialog 2: -How many tests do you have today? -I have three tests. Dialog 3: -Did you bring a blue book? -Yes, I brought eight for extras. Dialog 4: -How many classes are you in? -I tried to sign up for five. Dialog 5: -How big should our group be? -Your group should be between six and ten students.
If you are interested in becoming a foreign language teacher, whether in the elementary school, middle school or high school level, Iowa State University has great programs that can prepare you for your future. Iowa State’s Teacher Education Program has the mission to "develop educators who are competent, qualified, and caring." In order to accomplish this, prospective teachers must complete various courses directly related to the teaching field. This podcast will give you important information related to language teacher education at ISU.
The REEES Program is the result of a partnership between Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa, where they jointly teach Eastern European languages and culture via an Internet-based video conferencing system. It is a very interesting and diverse program, which offers various language courses in Eastern European languages. It also offers courses that are interdisciplinary in nature discussing the many political, historical and cultural transformations that these countries have experienced in the past years.
The Language and Cultures for Professions (LCP) major trains language, business and engineering students to work within the demanding global marketplace by strengthening language skills and improving professional and cultural knowledge.
The major in Classical Studies is ideal for students fascinated with the ancient world, and provides an understanding of how language, politcs, history, material culture and art are all inextricably connected.
Iowa State offers a Bachelor’s in Russian Studies that covers a variety of topics ranging from the study of Russian language, history, culture, and literature, to religion, political science and economics.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University offers an extensive array of Spanish courses including grammar and composition, conversation, culture, history, and literature.
Why learn Portuguese? This podcast will not only answer this question but also give you some useful advise and information on the Portuguese academic program offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University.
This podcast focuses on the German academic program offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. Listen to faculty and student interviews and descriptions of upcoming events.
This podcast focuses on the French academic program offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. Listen to student interviews and descriptions of upcoming events.
This podcast focuses on the Chinese academic program offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. Listen to student interviews and descriptions of upcoming events.