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Now Hiring: ASL Instructor

The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at Colorado State University is seeking applications for a Non-tenure track position in American Sign Language to begin in August 2019.   This is for a part-time temporary position teaching 1-2 courses of First- or Second-Semester ASL, 12:00-12:50 and 1:00-1:50 daily (MTWRF). Salary is $6000/course. Position is renewable […]

Joseph Strong, Graduate of International Studies

Currently working as an Interpreter Coordinator for the Colorado Judicial branch of government, Joseph Strong is a 2012 graduate of International Studies, having completed a minor in Chinese. Here’s what Joseph has to say about where Chinese has taken him:   “My journey into Chinese language and culture started Fall semester of 2009 at CSU. […]

Chinese Club, Homecoming Champions

October is here, and the good people of Colorado know what that means….Homecoming!  The day was clear, the temperature comfortable, and spirits soared high as students, staff, and the Fort Collins community gathered to join the festivities.  The annual Homecoming parade wound its way around town and traveled across the Oval into the heart of […]

Charlie Vest, Graduate of Chinese International Studies

Little did Charlie Vest know that when he first signed up for a Chinese course, he was setting his feet on a path that he “would have never expected”. Hear his story about how he ended up living in China.                 Charlie Vest now Charlie Vest, in Chinese

Emma Kearney (Oracle, Tokyo Class of ’15)

Adding a Japanese Minor to my undergraduate studies at CSU has had a profound impact on my early career path. With a study abroad in Nagasaki and a second trip to Kagawa lead by Beeken Sensei for further credit, I became serious about a career track that could lead me to work in Japan. Graduating in 2015 with a major in Computer Information Systems opened […]

Chinese Minor, Fulbright Scholar

Francis Commerçon   2018 BS in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and Biological Sciences. Minor in Chinese. 2017 Truman Scholarship recipient. 2018 Fulbright scholar.   Francis was an Honors student and a Boettcher Foundation Scholar. He earned a double major and a minor in Chinese during his academic career at CSU. Armed with years of […]

2017-2018 Department Update

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures continues to grow programs and faculty, engage with communities, and enjoy student success.

Memorial Scholarship Gives First Award

The Justin Lee Cook Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time to a student majoring in German.

Born To Teach: Masako Beecken teaches Japanese at CSU for 30 years

Masako Beecken, instructor and creator of the Japanese program at CSU, retires from teaching and leaves a legacy with the T&M Beecken, Alumni and Friends Scholarship Endowment.

CSU Japan Cup places 1st and 3rd!

CONGRATULATIONS! The CSU Japan Cup teams placed 1st and 3rd in the 2018 Japan Cup Level IV that was held on April 7, at the Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado. A team of three second-year Japanese students that won 1st place advanced to the final round by winning the tie-breaker in the preliminary […]

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Past Events

"The Little Mermaid" in ASL

Fort Collins Children's Theatre presents a sign language interpreted performance of "The Little Mermaid", Friday Nov. 16, 7pm. Complimentary ticket for deaf/HH plus one companion, additional tickets at group rate [...]

World Language Storytime: French

Join us at Old Town Library for the French World Language Storytime! Saturday, November 10th, 10-11am.

International Careers Panel

International Careers Panel, March 28, 2018, 3pm - 5pm