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"We value the humanities, the truths in literature, the nuances of grammar, the lessons from history, and the evolution of languages.  We value communication and the power of spoken words.  The languages we teach are alive and are used every day all over the world.  We are global citizens." Salvador A. Oropesa, Ph.D.

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Languages Student Spotlight

Languages Student Spotlight

Clemson Students Win in the Annual Japanese Speech Contest in Atlanta

Three Clemson students won first place, second place, and the special award at the Annual Japanese Speech Contest in Atlanta on March 5th, 2016. This is the largest speech contest in the southeast region of the United States. It is noteworthy that Clemson took first place consecutively in 2015 and 2016.  The first place winner received a round trip ticket to Japan. The names of the winners and their speech titles are as follows:

First place: Ang Li (Bio chemistry major, Japanese Minor) Speech title: The Charm of Tanka, a Japanese short poem

Second place: John Welter (Computer Science Major, Japanese Minor) Speech title: The Art of Video Games

Special award: Scott Shaw (Japanese L&IT Major) Speech title: The Things My father Taught Me

In the picture: Ang Li (right), John Welter(center), Scott Shaw (left)

Languages Faculty Spolight

Languages Faculty Spotlight

The Department of Languages has established a fund to honor Leslie Williams, associate professor of Japanese, who passed away on July 10, 2014. The Dr. Leslie Williams Memorial Fund will be used for department events, especially Japanese cultural programs and Language and International Trade activities. The fund will be announced at the Language and International Trade Conference on March 9, 2016. Read more...