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Castañeda-Gleason Gets 2021 Accessibility Ally Award

Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason working with students at a computerFrom Ohio University News Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Linguistics, received a 2020-21 Accessibility Ally Award from the Office of Sustainability Services. According to her nominator, Castañeda-Gleason champions accessibility through her instruction in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and other courses where she highlights accessibility and […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Class of 2021 | Mashael Aldossary Masters English, and Then Linguistics

Mashael Aldossary, portraitMashael Aldossary is an international student from Saudi Arabia. She came to Athens with rudimentary English and spent two years in the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) before beginning a B.A. in Linguistics. She heads toward graduation this spring with a GPA of 3.964 and is receiving the 2021 […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Class of 2021 | Leah Allan Combines Linguistics, Business and Marketing

Leah Allan touching the owl carved into the Notre Dame de Dijon (a good luck symbol) on the Global Consulting Program (GCP) trip to Dijon France, March 11, 2019.Leah Allan graduates this spring with a triple major in Linguistics, International Business and Marketing, and better still, she now understands how the combination of these seemingly disparate qualifications will help her pursue work opportunities in EdTech. Q: What was your ah-ha moment at OHIO—that point where you said to […]

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Posted on 04/20/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

Alumni News | Christine Liu Says Coming to OHIO ‘Forever Changed my Life’

Christine Liu, portraitOhio University alumnus Christine Liu ’93 recently made a donation to the Linguistics Department, recalling the momentous impact of her time in Athens. “To be honest with you, I feel my meager donation is way past due. What OU and the Linguistics Department did for me is priceless, and I […]

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Posted on 03/30/2021

Linguistics Adds 1-Year Master of TESOL, Retools 2-Year Applied Master’s

The Linguistics Department Graduate Cohort 2020The Linguistics Department is adding a one-year Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, complementing its two-year M.A. in Applied Linguistics. For Those Who Want to Teach English as a Foreign Language — MTESOL   “If you already know that your professional goal is in language instruction, then you […]

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Posted on 03/30/2021

Fall 2021 | Linguistics Launches New Course in Language Sustainability

Michelle O’Malley, portraitA new course offered this fall—LING 2850 Sustaining the Mother Tongue: An introduction to Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization—provides an introduction to the causes of language endangerment and death and how languages can be revitalized and sustained. An endangered language is one that is likely to become extinct in the […]

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Posted on 03/10/2021

Alumni News | Jesus Toapanta ‘Learned to be Home Away from Home’ in Athens

Jesus Toapanta on his way from Gordy to Alden Library in the winter of 2006-07.For Ohio University alumnus Jesus Tuarez Toapanata, there are so many things that bring back “breathtaking” memories of his time at Ohio University. “My first winter with snow, the river path, the farmer’s market, the amazing colorful trees in autumn, the movie rentals on E. State Street, Gordy Hall, my […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

Linguistics Colloquium Series Announces Spring 2021 Schedule

Gordy HallOhio University’s Linguistics Colloquium Series announces its Spring 2021 schedule, which includes several recent graduates of the M.A. in Linguistics program as well as professional development mentoring for current students. Colloquia are Fridays from 12:55-1:50 p.m. via Microsoft TEAMS. Join the meetings on your computer or mobile app. Or call […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Linguistics Colloquium | Welcome to Sun Devil Country: Using Schoolscapes to Investigate Representation of Multilingualism on ASU, Jan. 29

Asri Nurul Qodri, portraitThe Linguistics Colloquium series presents Asri Nurul Qodri discussing “Welcome to Sun Devil Country: Using Schoolscapes to Investigate Representation of Multilingualism on Arizona State University” on Friday, Jan. 29, from 12:55-1:50 p.m. via Microsoft TEAMS. Join the Teams meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,653501447# United States, Columbus, Phone […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021