November 14, 2012

Translation Workshop

Join the Comparative Literature DUG and the Brown Language Society for a Translation Workshop!  Led by Comp Lit Professor Forrest Gander, this workshop will give you the tips, tricks, and experience to tackle translation.  Pizza provided!  November 29th, 4pm in Kassar Fox Auditorium.  Questions? Ariana_Gunderson@brown.edu

November 1, 2012

Maintaining and Developing Fluency Committee Application

Maintaining and Developing Fluency Committee Application

The Maintaining and Developing Fluency Committee of the Brown Language Society is committed to offering opportunities to practice languages at any level outside of the classroom. We currently run conversation groups open to the Brown population for Spanish, French, Arabic, and Greek. Committee members will be responsible for facilitating these conversation groups. We are also seeking individuals with ideas for expanding our offerings. Apply here.

October 24, 2012

Help Coordinate Brown Student Language Exchange!

The Brown Student Language Exchange is recruiting for a student to join their coordinating team. This individual would be immediately accepted onto the Brown Language Society (BLS) Executive Board.

The Brown Student Language Exchange (BSLE) introduces students to languages and cultures that they do not have access to through the Brown curriculum. We are an exploratory learning community facilitating a large-scale culture exchange in which fluent speakers of languages that are not offered by the university lead weekly language sections. In these language projects, students are exposed to language and culture in casual, yet structured, settings. We aim to pique students’ interest in languages and the cultures that inform them by encasing language instruction within a curriculum of cultural discussion.

For more information about BSLE, visit our blogpage. To apply, click here. If you have any questions, email us!

Responsibilities include:
  • Developing the BSLE training curriculum with committee members 
  • Assisting with the planning and facilitation of weekly BSLE meetings 
  • Attending at least one BSLE project regularly 
  • Attending weekly BLS Executive Board meetings 
  • Supporting BSLE project leaders in lesson planning and project implementation 
  • Contributing regularly to the maintenance of the BSLE handbook 
  • Liaising with campus faculty 
  • Contributing to grant applications 
Skills/qualifications:
  • Interest in language learning and sharing 
  • Experience with language instruction 
  • Proactive and organized 
  • Preferably freshman or sophomore, but juniors will be considered 
Time commitment:
  • Approximately 6 hours per week

September 19, 2012

Brown Student Language Exchange Launch

Looking to learn a couple words in a new language? Come to BSLE language projects! Each project is led by a native speaker who is eager to share his/her language and culture with you. BSLE is meant to briefly introduce Brown students to languages and cultures.  This semester, we are offering introductions to Cape Verdean Creole, Filipino languages, Romanian, Bulgarian and Albanian. If you're interested in learning more, check us out online or email us at brownlanguagesociety@gmail.com


September 7, 2012

September 5, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity: Health Leads

Hey, Spanish speakers! Below is a message from Amanda, a Campus Coordinator for Health Leads:

Want to work with Spanish-speaking families and see another side of Providence? Interested in social policy and health advocacy? 

Health Leads advocates work at Hasbro Children’s Hospital connecting low-income families to the resources that are critical to health but typically lie outside the scope of typical medical care. In partnership with physicians and community organizations, we address a broad spectrum of social and economic issues affecting our clients. By then using the data and evidence from our successes with these families, the organization seeks to catalyze a significant transformation in the American healthcare system by engaging hospital administrators and policy leaders. Further, we envision that many of our advocates will go on to become leaders committed to this systemic change.

To learn more and receive an application, come to one of our upcoming info sessions (dates, times, and locations below). If you have any questions before then, also feel free to e-mail us at healthleads.providence@gmail.com

Sun. 9/9 @ 4pm in Wilson 105
Sun. 9/9 @ 9pm in Wilson 301
Mon. 9/10 @ 8pm in Wilson 301
Tue. 9/11 @ 8pm in Wilson 105

August 28, 2012

First BLS Meeting of the Year

Welcome back to a new semester! We here at BLS have many exciting programs planned for you throughout the year. To learn about all this and more, please join us in our first meeting on Sept. 9, 7:00pm, at Metcalf Lab Auditorium (corner of Thayer & Waterman). New Friends, Foreign Languages, and Free Food!