The Language Center in R-403 (Rosenberg Library) supports the Foreign Language Department (Arts 203) and the credit foreign language courses taught at the City College of San Francisco: ASL, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Pilipino, Russian, and Spanish.
Students of Italian, Fellini fans, or cinephiles in general will find something to like at the upcoming Fellini film festival in R-205E this Spring 2014 semester. First up, "Le notti di Cabiria".
February 25 (Tuesday) 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Next, I vitelloni.
March 20 (Thursday) 11-1 p.m.
And last, but not least: Luci del varietà (Variety Lights) May 6 (Tuesday) 11:00-1:00
For students of Italian, here's a brief introduction to Fellini, a master of Italian cinema:
Fellini oltre che innovatore del cinema italiano e' stato
anche un innovatore della lingua attraverso il cinema. Nei suoi film troviamo
il contrasto fra italiano standard e varieta’ regionali. Spesso alcuni termini
sono diventati popolari dopo i film di Fellini. Per esempio I vitelloni per
indicare giovani di provincia, velleitari e senza grandi ideali, mantenuti come
Lo stesso termine “dolce vita” comincio’ a indicare la
tendenza a vivere seguendo soltanto l'istinto e il piacere. Apparentemente in
collaborazione con lo scrittore Flaiano trovo' in un libro di viaggi (Sulla
riva dello Ionio) il nome Paparazzo. Fellini pensò che il nome fosse molto
espressivo e lo uso’ per indicare il tipo del fotografo
indiscreto e petulante, e da allora e' diventato un termine usato
Uno dei primi film si chiamava il bidone, un termine
usato dalla malavita per indicare un raggiro, un imbroglio. L’uso di un
linguaggio usato da persone ai margini della societa’ e’ molto frequente nei
film La strada, Il bidone, Le notti di Cabiria.
Nel film la dolce vita, si trova l’uso della lingua
parlata correntemente, rispetto allo stile precedente del cinema italiano che
usava molte espressioni della lingua scritta. (Emanuele Cresti)
For everyone else, try Google translate! Hope to see you there!
The Italian Department at CCSF invites all students, whether you're learning Italian (and this would be a great way to improve your listening skills) or are just a cinema buff, to attend showings of the following Italian language films. All films will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Rosenberg Library. Admission is free and all films have English subtitles. Contact Claudio Concin (email@example.com\) for further information.
Life is Beautiful (La Vita E' Bella) 2/20/14 (R-305)
Do Not Tell (La Bestia Nel Curore) (3/6/14) (R-305)
Start the new year off right and come into the Language Center from week 1 onward to augment your classroom language learning. You will find a quiet environment in which to focus on your foreign language learning. Faculty monitors are available during hours of operation to direct you to resources for your specific language. See you in January!
If you're preparing for your foreign language final and are on the Ocean Campus, there is no better place to focus on your foreign language work and access review materials than the Language Center (R-405). Students in Spanish 1, 1A and 1B, if you don't know yet about the publisher's resources for Plazas, ask a faculty monitor at the Service Desk. These are invaluable for test preparation. Here's a link. Take a look! Though it is for the 3rd edition, the vocabulary and grammar are the same. The "auto-pruebas" will be especially helpful.
Tuesday, November 14, 2013 is World Languages Day at CCSF.
From 12 noon- 1 p.m. in the Smith Hall Cafeteria, your favorite Foreign Language Department faculty will be distributing information about Foreign Language Department courses coming up for Spring 2014, but wait! there's more! There will be a free raffle for prizes, the Culinary Department will offer international dishes for purchase as part of the regular lunch service, and there will be live music by the 29th Street Swingtet (http://www.29thstswingtet.com).
Please drop by, say hello in whatever language you prefer and enjoy the music. Bring your dancing shoes and tell your friends!
Students can register for Spring 2014 beginning and/or continuation courses in November. Be sure to enroll in that 1B you've been thinking of taking to continue all the hard work you've put into 1A this semester. Enroll concurrently in a conversation-based class (10 series) along with a grammar-communication-based class (1, 2, 3) Or pick up where you left off in Spring, it's not too late!
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants
for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to
pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented
internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better
prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly
global economy and interdependent world.
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been
traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not
limited to, students with high financial need, community college
students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and
engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with
disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse
range of public and private institutions from all 50 states,
Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and
must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs.
These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local
transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic
year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts
will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the
average award being approximately $4,000.
Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman
International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive a
Critical Need Language Award from the Gilman Scholarship Program of
$8,000. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while
abroad will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language
need to be studying or interning abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks, and
can be participating in a CCSF Program OR any program that grants credit
that could be transferred to CCSF.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Jill Heffron, Coordinator of the Study Abroad Program at CCSF, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone: (415) 239-3778, or stop by the Study Abroad office in Cloud 212. The deadline for Spring 2014 is: October 1, 2013.