Featured Profiles

  • Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism BA

    January 17, 2017

    Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism is a major grounded in interdisciplinary studies. Students explore a variety of intriguing topics, such as: How do we learn a second language? Are there “better” ways of teaching languages? Who is a bilingual? How is language related to complex social structure and diverse social identities? What is the role of language in intercultural communication in the globalizing world?

  • Congratulations to Alvaro Romero

    June 22, 2016

    The Department of LAAL wishes to acknowledge Spanish Lecturer Alvaro Romero on the publication of his book.

  • Ysabel King

    Peter Rushton Award Recipient Ysabel King

    October 22, 2015

    My time in Taipei was extraordinary. I went into it with a bit of anxiousness about living on my own and functioning in a country where I wasn’t confident in my language ability, but by the end I discovered a new confidence.

  • Prencipe

    Italian 100 - Fall 2015

    March 13, 2015

    Tonia Prencipe received a grant from the Italian Institute of Culture in San Francisco to partially sponsor a new course for Italian at UCSC.

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    Our newest faculty member, Mark Amengual

    September 17, 2014

    We are delighted to welcome Assistant Professor Mark Amengual to our department. Mark received a Ph.D in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

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    International Playhouse

    February 9, 2011

    The use of theater productions in languages other than in English has been a long tradition at UCSC. Almost every year, language studies students have performed fully staged productions in different languages for campus and community audiences.