Cal Poly offers many language courses, but not only that, there are foreign language conversation tables where students can learn, practice or converse with others. “The idea behind a conversation table is when students are learning a foreign language, they can have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills,” history professor Maggie Bodemer said. Bodemer […]
A student-made documentary inspired CSU libraries to stop using the phrase ‘illegal alien’
Cal Poly is one of 23 California State Universities to change policies surrounding language used to describe undocumented people. The move was prompted by “Change the Subject: A documentary about labels, libraries, and activism” that is coming to campus Feb. 4.
3 tips to become fluent in French
All it takes is a little bravery.
Salam: Learning Farsi (and other lessons) with the Cross Cultural Centers
“In America everyone says ‘what’s up.’ In Iran, we say ‘Salam.’”
Cal Poly’s TESL program: Teaching English, changing lives
“Language permeates everything.”
BLOG: Hot sauce or expletives?
My mom followed the old adage of “use dirty language, wash your mouth out with soap,” with her own modern twist. She was concerned about what eating soap would do to her kids, so instead we were forced to drip spicy Tabasco sauce on our tongues. I can still remember the sting. It wasn’t until now that I learned swearing could actually help that pain.