The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures is changing how we think of language studies. Since the recent merger of separate language units into a single entity, the 44-member department has set its sights on becoming a more cohesive intellectual community with a unified teaching and research mission.
Our third Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Unwrapping the World Language Program Review, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Alicia Vinson, Lucas Gravitt, and Lydia Kohler details of the KY Program Review. As they “unwrap” the terminology of the PR, they share their understandings of Regular and Routine, Global Competency, Job-embedded, performance goals, etc. and share examples of how these are being implemented across the state.
Our second Language Talk: KWLA podcast features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing the Kentucky World Language Program Review with Jacque Van Houten, Jefferson County Public Schools World Language Consultant, and Alfonso de Torres Nunez, World Language Consultant for the KY Department of Education. They talk about the overall premise of the Program Review including its history, models of implementation, embedded concepts of global competency and 21st century skills, and the concept of Program Review as a tool for building capacity.
Office Hours triumphantly returns! In this thrilling installment, we talk with Matthew Godbey from English and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby from MCL. Talking points include the secret origins and evolution of the vampire, the cultural renaissance of the zombie narrative, and a bit about local events concerning the Winchester mural.
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby is the Chair of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and Karen Petrone is the Chair of the Department of History. They proposed the next stop on the Passport to the World.