Past Events

Past Events

The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Linguistics Program Information Session & Mini-Lecture

September 3, 2021, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm via ZoomLinguistics Program Information Session and Mini-Lecture

What is linguistics? Come find out at this information session and mini lecture hosted by Professor Ai Taniguchi from the UTM Department of Language Studies! Are you interested in languages? Math? Logic? Psychology?Anthropology? Cognitive science? If you answered yes to any of these, you might find linguistics interesting, too! Come find out what it means for us to study language scientifically!

To register, click here

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The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

International Mentorship in Academics and Canadian Culture (IMACC) 
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Are you an international student interested in improving your English proficiency and understanding of Canadian culture and traditions? Then IMACC is for you! IMACC is the International Mentorship in Academics and Canada Culture program. Sign up to participate in our one-on-one mentoring program! Students are assigned with a native English-speaking Mentor whom to meet for one hour per week through Quercus from Fall 2020 to Winter 2021. 

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Sign up and meet with a mentor today! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

CLC Minor Info SessionCLC Minor Info Session

July 15, 2021, at 10:00 am via Zoom

We’re pleased to announce that beginning from Fall 2021, you can now enrol in a Chinese Language and Culture Minor program. Come to our Info Session to find out more!

Register here for access to the Zoom link. You can also use the form provided to submit in advance any questions you have about the program.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

ITA Course Enrolment Info Session/Meet & GreetITA Info Session

June 24, 2021, at 11:00 am via Zoom

Interested in finding out more information about ITA courses being offered in the Fall/Winter 2021-22 academic year? Considering a program in Italian Studies? Come meet the profs! 

Feel free to also submit any questions that you would like to have answered in the presentation.  
Sign up here for the Zoom info session!

 


The Teaching and Education Studies Association (TESA)ÉFUTM - Étudiants Francophones de UTM, and the Language Studies Academic Society presents 

Giving in Motion Closing Ceremony & Social Giving in Motion Closing Ceremony & Social 

March 26, 2021, from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST via Zoom 

Join us at our closing ceremony to celebrate the end of Giving in Motion 2021. All are welcome!

To register, click here. 

View more information. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

A Greek and Latin Convivium - Language Outreach Greek and LatinBrown Bag

March 26, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm via Zoom

Join us for an afternoon Greek and Latin session hosted by Rebecca Moorman and Lorenza. This session will teach you how to write your name in ancient Greek and how to speak Latin. You will be able to enter a raffle and win 3 book prizes! 

All are welcome! 

To register, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the class of EDS310 presents 

Education in a Global Context Educatino Conference

March 26, 2021, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST via Zoom 

Come join our conference: Education in a Global Context this Friday! The themes at this conference will include access to education, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in diverse contexts, LGBTQ+ education in diverse global contexts, creating equity in educations for girls, integrating mental health into education, and more! 

To register in advance, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

Chinese Cultural Event – Virtual Tour of Beijing Chinese Cultural Event 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021, from 11:00 am – 11:45 am via Zoom 

Join our Chinese cultural event to know more about the customs and etiquette in Chinese dining. All are welcome!

To register, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Culinaria Speaker Series 2021Culinaria Speaker Series 2021 

March 25, 2021, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST via Zoom

Please join Professor Teresa Lobalsamo (UTM) and her research team for this installment of the annual Culinaria Speaker Series. Professor Lobalsamo will discuss Italian-Canadian foodways, past and present, in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As well as highlight her UTM-based team's digital archive and mapping initiative - a project that aims to preserve the cultural imprint of Italian Canadiana across time and across spaces. 

To register, please click here. 

Passcode: 232702

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Background image source: Toronto Public Library

 


The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, the UTM Department of Language Studies, and the International Education Centre (IEC) presents 

English Language Conversation CirclesIEC English Language Conversation Circles 

Join us every Tuesday starting March 9, 2021, at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST! Practice your English conversation skills in an informal and social group setting with other language learners as well as English native speakers. We will be holding them on the following dates: 

March 9, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

March 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

March 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

March 30, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

To register, please click here. 

 


The ÉFUTM - Étudiants Francophones de UTM presents 

ÉFUTM Café-Rencontre

Are you interested in learning French? Or do you want to expand your French vocabulary? The Café-Rencontres are back! We will be holding them on the following dates on Zoom for Winter 2021:

26 January, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12 February, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
23 February, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12 March, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
23 March, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
9 April, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Anyone can participate, no matter what level of French you're at! 

For more information about Café-Rencontre and access (Zoom meeting ID and password), please write to francophone@utmsu.ca, or Professor Adrien Rannaud and Dr. Eric Chevrette.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Italian Studies: The Full Experience - An Exclusive

Conversation Professor Michael Lettieri

March 18, 2021, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm via Zoom

You are invited to an exclusive event about Italian Studies at UTM. Professor Michael Lettieri will share his all-encompassing experience in academia and offer insight regarding the history of Italian Studies, first established at UTM in 1967. This special event encourages discussions between undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. 

To register, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

ITA103H5S Made in Italy: Italian Fashion from the Theatre

to the Runaway Italian Guest Lecture

March 16, 2021, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm via Zoom 

Guest lecture Professor Ryan Calabretta-Sajder will discuss one of the key exports of the "Made in Italy" brand, and its impact on our society. The lecture is entitled "Moda all'italiana / Fashion, Italian Style: MADE IN ITALY Branding, Sustainability."

To register, click here.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

LinkedIn & Networking Workshop LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

February 25, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm via Zoom 

Professor Rosa Hong invites you to join Ron Wener from the UTM Career Centre on learning "How to Use LinkedIn & Online Platform for Effective Online Networking." This workshop is conducted virtually via Zoom and is only available for UTM authenticated account users. 

To register, please email j.hong@utoronto.ca by February 24, 2021. 

 


The Teaching and Education Studies Association (TESA), Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS), and Étudiants Francophones de UTM (ÉFUTM) presents 

Giving in Motion: Health and Wellness ChallengeGIM French

February 12, 2021 – March 12, 2021, via Zoom
Our mission is to bring UTM students together to engage in a Health and Wellness Challenge and collectively reach 2000 Community Points. For each point, you earn towards improving your healthy mind, body and soul while connecting with others. A donation will be made on your behalf to support vulnerable local families and to build a school dormitory for girls in Uganda.

How to Participate:

Participate on a team or by yourself & commit to 20, 30, 40 hours of wellbeing, fitness and/ or community service. Earn 1 point per hour of activity. Earn additional points for your team by completing weekly challenges!

Please join us for the Opening Ceremony event on February 12, from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm via Zoom. 

View more information. 

To register, please click here. 

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The UTM International Education Centre (IEC) presents

Language Conversation Circles IEC Language Conversation Circle

Our Language Conversation Circles are back! These peer-led circles will give you the opportunity to work with fellow UTM students from around the world while practicing your language skills in a fun, relaxed and creative environment. We will be holding them on the following dates: 

January 29, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 5, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 12, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 26, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

March 5, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

To register, please click here.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Chinese Cultural Event – Virtual Tour of Beijing Virtual Chinese Tour

January 28, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm via Zoom 

Looking for a "staycation" to China? Join our Chinese cultural event to have a virtual tour of Beijing, learn more about the landmarks, food, and entertainment. 

To register, please click here. 

 

 


The UTM Experiential Education Unit and the Office of the Dean presents

Lecture Me! A Land of Her Own: Tales of Three Women Authors from Franco-Canadian Literature Tales of Three Women Authors

January 12, 2021, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, via Virtual Library - Webex 

Quebec offers a fertile ground for authors of a variety of origins, cultures, and languages who are united by several common factors: transculturation, immigration, identity and alterity, memory, and relationship with French, among others. Join us for a talk about these diverse topics with "Francophone" authors, Kim ThúyYing Chen, and Aki Shimazaki. The lecture is presented by the Department of Language Studies Professor Rosa Hong.

To register, please click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Chinese Cultural Event - Panda! Panda

October 30, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm via Zoom 

Do you love pandas? Celebrate Chinese culture by joining us on Zoom on Friday, October 30! All are welcome to join. 

 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Semaine de la Francophonie 2020 - Soirée des Talents Semaine de la francophonie

March 16, 2020, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in MN 3230 | Concours Oratoire
March 18, 2020, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in MiST Theatre | Soiree des Talents

Semaine de la Francophonie is a unique event during the week of March 13 – 17, as part of Francophone culture's worldwide celebration. Please join us in this celebration by attending our two free events!  

These events are co-organized by the Department of Language Studies and the student associations, ÉFUTM and LSAS. 

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Experiential Education Unit and the Office of the Dean presentsLecture Me! Image

Lecture Me! Italian-Canadian Foodways: Redefining Italian Culinary Culture

March 3, 2020, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, in the Noel Ryan Auditorium at the Mississauga Central Library 

Join UTM Professor Teresa Lobalsamo for a lecture on Italian immigration's influence on North American food and how food has shaped Italian cultural identity. The event is organized by the Experiential Education Unit and the Office of the Dean, in partnership with the Mississauga Library System. 

For more information, click here.  

 


The UTM Italian Studies presents

An Evening with Mario Pirovano Mario Pirovano Smiling

November 6, 2019, Light Refreshments at 6:15 pm, Performance at 7:00 pm, in MiST Theatre 

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at UTM MiST Theatre, Italian satirist Mario Pirovano will be performing Francis, the Holy Jester, a play by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo. This is an opportunity not to be missed! 

All are invited to attend this free event! Light refreshments will be provided before the performance. 

 


Director Lucy TulugarjukInterview with the director of Tia and Piujuq 

November 1, 2019, from 10:10 am – 11:30 am in MN 3230 

Lucy Tulugarjuk is an Inuit director, actress, and throat singer from Canada. She will be joining us today for an interview about her film "Tia and Piujuq". 

Questions? Contact Prof. Rosa Hong at j.hong@utoronto.ca

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Film Screening of Tia and Piujuq Tia and Piujuq

October 25, 2019, from 9:30 am – 11:00 am in MN 3230 

The Department of Language Studies invites you to the screening of "Tia and Piujuq." The film is about Tia, a ten-year-old Syrian refugee living in Montreal, who finds a magical portal and travels to the Arctic, where she befriends an Inuk girl. 

Popcorn and snacks will be provided! 

Questions? Contact Prof. Rosa Hong at j.hong@utoronto.ca

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

La Casa de Papel Viewing Party Money Heist Poster

January 21 and 28 at 6:15 pm in IB 280

January 23 and 30 at 5:15 pm in IB 380

The Spanish Studies in the Department of Language Studies invites you to view La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). The drama series will be presented in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. 

Popcorn and snacks will be provided! 

Questions? Contact a.bijos@utoronto.ca or nelson.gonzalez@mail.utoronto.ca

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

Soltera Codiciada - How to Get Over a BreakupHow to Get Rid of a Breakup Poster 

February 13, 2019, movie starts at 5:10 pm in IB 380

The Spanish Studies in the Department of Language Studies invites you to a movie screening of Soltera Codiciada (How to Get Over a Breakup). 

The admission is free and snacks will be provided! 

Questions? Contact Aga Bijos at a.bijos@utoronto.ca

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presentsChinese DIY Lantern Event

Chinese Cultural Event - DIY Lanterns & Lantern Riddle Game 

February 27, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in MN 4107

Come celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival with us as we make lanterns, guess lantern riddles and eat sweet dumpling balls! 

This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about Chinese culture! All are welcome!

 


Chinese Spring Couplets Writing The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

Chinese Cultural Event - Spring Couplets Writing 

January 30, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in MN 4107

To celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, the Department of Language Studies invites you to learn and write Chinese Spring Couplets.

This event is free and all are welcome! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents 

Chinese Cultural Event - Mahjong Chinese EventMahjong Game 

December 2, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, in MN 4107

Are you an expert on Mahjong? Or are you interested in learning a new game? Come join us to learn how to play Mahjong with your fellow students! 

The event is free to all levels! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Chinese Cultural Event - Snow Skin Mooncake Making Mooncakes

October 31, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in MN 4107

Do you know what mooncakes are? Do you know what mooncakes symbolize in traditional Chinese culture? Come join us to learn the history of mooncakes and how to make your first Snow Skin Mooncake! 

All are welcome! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Hindi DayHindy Day

October 29, 2019, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm inside the CCT building 

Come join us to celebrate and showcase South Asian heritage for Hindi Day. The day-long event includes a Henna and Sari-Sherwani booth and a variety show with dancing, singing and acting. Lunch and savoury dishes will be provided! 

For more information email: hansa.deep@utoronto.ca

 


The ÉFUTM - Étudiants Francophones de UTM presents 

Soirée des Talents

March 20, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in MiST Theatre 

The Department of Language Studies and ÉFUTM present you Soirée des Talents. If you enjoy singing, dancing, or performing, come sign up to join our talent show! A jury will be giving out prizes to the top 2 performances. All are welcome! 

To sign up please email: francophone@utmsu.ca or caroline.lebrec@utoronoto.ca

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Arab Culture Open House Arab Culture Open House

March 27, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, in NB 5128

Come enjoy everything Arab; dance Dibka, sing along, take a selfie in traditional clothes, sample Middle Eastern food, and learn about our old and new Arabic classes! 

Free food will be provided and all are welcome! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and The Education Student Association (TESA) presents

Innovat-ED: Innovation Through Education Innovat-ED Image

March 17, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, meet at the Central Foyer of the New North Building 

Innovat-ED is an interdisciplinary, design thinking case competition hosted by the Education Minor and the French Program of the Department of Language Studies in partnership with TESA (The Education Student Association). Students are teamed up with their class members to create a last-minute project to help address a specific need in a target community. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Voyage au Carnaval de QuébecQuebec Ice Hotel

February 8, 2019 – February 11, 2019

Permanence d'information tous les jendis à midi en NE 3204

Information session every day at noon in NE 3204

Come join us on a trip to Quebec to visit the ice hotel! The information session will be happening from Monday to Friday at noon. 

Formule: hébergement, ateliers de sculpture sur glace, visite de l'Hôtel de glace et transsport. 

Inscrivez-vous avant let 25 janvier par courriel à l'adresse: francophone@utmsu.ca 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

German Film Series! German Film Series

February 5, 2019 – March 20, 2019, from 5:10 pm or 6:00 pm in CCT 1080

Come and join us by watching a series of films chosen and curated by the Department of Language Studies. All films are presented in German with English subtitles. 

Check out the film schedule below: 

  • February 5, from 6:00 pm | The Blue Angel 
  • February 27, from 5:10 pm | Metropolis
  • March 5, from 6:00 pm | The Murderers Are Among Us
  • March 13, from 5:10 pm | The Lives of Others
  • March 20, from 5:10 pm | Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

 


The UTM Experiential Education Unit and the Office of the Dean presents

Lecture Me! #Dante: Teaching the Classics through the Contemporary Lecture Me! Dante

November 6, 2018, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Noel Ryan Auditorium at the Mississauga Central Library  

We are happy to announce a lecture by the Department of Language Studies’ guest speaker, Professor Joseph Luzzi. UTM Professor Adriana Grimaldi will be presenting the lecture. 
Since space for this lecture is limited, we ask if you could kindly RSVP with Belinda Grayburn at belinda.grayburn@utoronto.ca

For more information, click here.  

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Polifonie: A Look at the Italian Lexicon Professor Ferreri Lecture

October 22, 2018, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in CCT 1140

The Department of Language Studies at UTM is delighted to welcome guest lecturer Professor Silvana Ferreri, and invites you to join us for her lecture. The lecture will be delivered in Italian. Professor Ferreri's lecture at the University of Toronto Mississauga centres on an analysis of the Italian lexicon, from both a literary and popular of view, with an emphasis on factors that have influenced the creation of basic vocabulary (1980, edited by Tullio De Mauro), how it is used today, and its ever-evolving nature. 

Silvana Ferreri is a Professor of Modern Language Pedagogy at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy. She is a founding member of the Italian Society of Philosophy of Language and a member of a research team in Educational Linguistics, for which she created and directs an Italian-Japanese research and study group. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Dante without Footnotes: Personal Reflections on The Divine Comedy Professor Joseph Luzzi

September 20, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in DV 3130. Book sales and signing starts from 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Department of Language Studies is delighted to welcome guest lecturer Professor Joseph Luzzi and invites you to join us for his lecture. 

Joseph Luzzi is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College and the author of Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy (Yale University Press, 2008), which received the MLA's Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies: A Cinema of Poetry Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), a finalist for "The Bridge" Book Award: My Two Italies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing and the Mysteries of Love (HarperCollins, 2015), which has been translated into Italian and German. Among his honours are a Dante Society of America essay prize, Yale College teaching prize, and fellowship at the National Humanities Center and Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. 

With special thanks to the Centre for Comparative Literature (St. George), the Department of Italian Studies (St. George), and the Department of English & Drama (UTM) for their generous support. 

 


The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean presents 

UTM Teaching Excellence Award Winner for Junior Faculty - Dr. Teresa Lobalsamo 

We are delighted and thrilled to announce that Prof. Teresa Lobalsamo is this year’s winner of the UTM Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty.

Congratulations, Teresa, for this achievement and public recognition of your outstanding work! Teresa has added her name to the long list of faculty in our Department who have been recognized as excellent teachers at UTM or the entire University: Charles Elkabas, Michael Lettieri, Katherine Rehner, the late Guido Pugliese, and David Trott.  Many of our Teaching Assistants, Lecturers and Sessionals have also recognized. Language Studies counts five (5) UTM Teaching Excellence Award winners, one (1) President’s Teaching Academy award winner (Michael Lettieri), and one UTM Service Excellence Award (Rosa Ciantar),  a record of which to be truly proud of.  

Our gratitude also goes to Dr. Adriana Grimaldi who coordinated and assembled the winning nomination package. This represents a tremendous amount of work and her dedication is to be commended. To all faculty and friends who contributed with letters and encouragement, thank you. Because of your support, Teresa’s recognition “makes all of us look good” (dixit Michael), as shown by the congratulatory message of the Vice-President and Principal.

Emmanuel Nikiema
Chair, Department of Language Studies

For more information, click here.  

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and IC Savings presents

A Special Screening of Mobbing (Mi Piace Lavorare) Mobbing by Nicoletta

October 16, 2017, Reception 6:00 pm in CCT Atrium, Screening starts at 7:00 pm in CCT 1080

A film screening of the 2005 award-winning film Mi Piace Lavorare (Mobbing), starring Braschi. The movie is in Italian with English subtitles. Braschi will be joining us at the end of the screening for an interview about her film.

The event is hosted by the Department of Visual Studies and the Department of Language Studies in collaboration with the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF). 

This event is part of the Global Art50 special initiative for the University of Toronto Mississauga's 50th anniversary featuring Italian film actress, Nicoletta Braschi. This multi-day celebration recognizes the vibrancy and importance of the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a series of events. 

For more information about Global Art50, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and IC Savings presents

A Conversation with Nicolette Braschi Conversation with Nicolettta

October 16, 2017, from 1:00 pm in DH 1060

An exclusive conversation with actress and producer Nicoletta Braschi, for drama students and all interested in performing arts.

Registration is complimentary and limited.

For more information contact: Joanna Szewczyk at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca.

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and IC Savings presents

Giorni Felici (Happy Days) Happy Days Performance

October 14, 2017, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show starts at 7:00 pm in Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria University 

A one-night-only performance of Samuel Beckett's Giorni Felici (Happy Days) featuring Nicoletta Braschi and Andrea Renzi at the Isabel Bader Theatre. This show will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. The show is directed by Andrea Renzi, assistant directed by Costanza Boccardi, translated by Carlo Fruttero, scenography and costumes by Lino Fiorito. 

Global Art50 was a special initiative for the University of Toronto Mississauga’s 50th anniversary featuring internationally-renowned Italian film actress, Nicoletta Braschi. This multi-day celebration recognized the vibrancy and importance of the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a series of events. 

For more information, click here. 

 


Congratulations to fellow UTM Students on Winning the Chinese Language Competition Award 

 Gregory Chung Nyan Hing, Zineb Hamaimou, Dr. Ruhui Ni, Joanne (Jiyang) Min and Oluwaseun Cardoso.
From left to right: Gregory Chung Nyan Hing, Zineb Hamaimou, Dr. Ruhui Ni, Joanne (Jiyang) Min and Oluwaseun Cardoso.

March 23, 2017

Students from UTM demonstrated their skills and proved the strength of the campus’s language programs last weekend in a competition held at Brock University.

Both the downtown and Scarborough campuses, as well as Waterloo, York, Trent, Brock, and Seneca College competed in the Toronto final of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition on Saturday, March 18.

CHI100 students Joanne (Jiyang) Min, Gregory Chung Nyan Hing, Oluwaseun Cardoso, and Zineb Hamaimou carried off prizes and awards.

Dr. Ruhui Ni, who teaches the Chinese language as well as Language Teaching and Learning courses at UTM’s Department of Language Studies, coached the students in their preparation for the competition and served as one of the judges.

“Other judges expressed to me how much they were amazed by the UTM students’ performance,” said Dr. Ni. “They were all very surprised that we sent four students to the competition, more than any other institution.”

This was also UTM’s first entry in the competition’s 16-year history. The performances included a 3-minute speech in Chinese and a public talent show related to Chinese culture for an audience and judges.

Chung Nyan Hing, Cardoso, and Hamaimou took home Awards of Excellence, while Min carried off third prize despite having only begun her Chinese studies this past September.  “Ms. Min has demonstrated excellent language proficiency and great potential for success in her studies,” noted Dr. Ni. 

The UTM Department of Language Studies has offered Chinese Language Courses since 2008. Six elective courses in Modern Standard Chinese were offered in 2016-17.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and ÉFUTM - Étudiants Francophones de UTM presents 

Semaine de la Francophonie Semaine de la Francophonie

March 13, 2017, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, in the Student Centre 280

March 16, 2017, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, in CCT 1080

Semaine de la Francophonie is a special event organized during the week of March 13 to 17, as part of a worldwide celebration of Francophone culture during the month of March. For UTM 50th Celebrations, we are proud to showcase the Francophone and Francophile culture on the campus of the University of Toronto Mississauga. 

Please join us for this special celebration by attending our two free events:

  1. Pot Franco: a social gathering of the Francophone and Francophile community on campus. Followed by the projection of the movie Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2004) .
  2. Performance by: Amélie et les singes bleus (French cabaret). Followed by the annual French Talent Show performed by UTM students and French Instructors. 

These events are co-organized by The Department of Language Studies and the Students' Associations, EFUTM and LSAS. In partnership with CIUT 89.5 FM.

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

La Mandragola (The Mandrake) Presented by UTM Students La Mandragola Poster

February 25, 2017, from 8:00 pm, 

February 26, 2017, from 2:00 pm

March 4, 2017, from 8:00 pm 

March 5, 2017, from 2:00 pm 

Location: CCT 1080

Lust, manipulation and above all, foolishness unite a group of otherwise mismatched individuals in this Machiavellian comedy. To fulfill one's carnal desires, adultery, murder and trickery are all fair game in the devious plans the group is eager to orchestrate. Come join us from February 25, 2017, to March 5, 2017, to view La Mandagola. This classic play from Niccolo Machiavelli is presented by students from the University of Toronto Mississauga. The play will be performed in Italian with English surtitles. 

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project Colloquium Abbey Brittany Poster

May 5, 2016, in IB 250, IB 260, IB 270, in the University of Toronto Mississauga

May 6, 2016, in Room 100, Jackman Humanities Buildings, University of Toronto St. George

Monasteries, convergences, exchanges and confrontations in the West of Europe in the Middle Ages

Monastères, convergences, échanges et confrontations dans l'Ouest de l'Europe au Moyen Âge

This event is in collaboration with the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, Centre de Recherches Historique de l'Ouest, and Université Bretagne Sud. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Moth 2016 Moth 2016

Atelier de syntaxe

Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton

Syntax Workshop

April 15 – 16, 2016 in DH 2060

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga is pleased to announce that the 4th Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton syntax workshop (MOTH) will be held on April 15-16, 2016. MOTH is an annual regional workshop that brings together graduate students and faculty from across southern Ontario and Québec; presenters from further afield are also welcome. Our invited speaker this year is Professor Ivona Kučerová from McMaster University. 

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS) presents

Soirée des Talents Soiree des talents 2016

March 23, 2016, starts at 5:00 pm in Erindale Theatre

23 mars 2016, 17h00 en Théâtre Erindale

The Department of Language Studies and LSAS is organizing a French talent show! Students will be able to sign up and show off their skills and hidden talents. There will be singing, dancing, acting, and more. Come join us! 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Gastronomy, Culture and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions Gastronomy Event

March 12 – 13, 2016 

The Department of Language Studies (UTM), the Department of Italian Studies (U of T), and the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto will host a two-day conference for all U of T graduate and undergraduate students. 

For more information, click here. 

To view the Gastronomy Conference poster, click here

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Ciné-club "Oscar et la Dame Rose" Cine-club Oscar et la dame rose

3 de mars, de 18h à 20h en 300 EH YEAR

March 3, YEAR, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in EH 300

Le filim "Oscar et la dame rose" est basé en un roman d'Éric Emmanuel Schmitt. Oscar, garçon de dix ans, séjourne à l'hôpital des enfants.  Ni les médecins ni ses parents n'osent lui dire la vérité sur sa maladie. Avec Madame Rose, il a commencé à écrire des lettre au Dieu à propos sec expériences de la vie. 

The film "Oscar et la dame rose" is based on a novel by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Oscar, a ten-year-old boy, stays in the children's hospital. Neither the doctors nor his parents dare to tell him the truth about his illness. With Madame Rose, he began to write letters to God about my life experiences.

 

Venez améliorer votre français avec vos amis et camarades! 

Come and improve your French with your friends and classmates!

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Aimeriez-vous Manger des Crêpes? Aimeriez-vous Manger des Crêpes

29 février, à partir de 15h à EH 307 YEAR

February 29, starts at 3:00 pm in EH 307 YEAR

Venez au 2e gastro-café-recontre pour faire des crêpes, recontrer de nouveaux amis, pratiquer votre français et..., bien sûr, déguster des crêpres. 

Come to the 2nd gastro-café-meeting to make crêpes, meet new friends, practice your French and ..., of course, taste crêpres.

We hope to see you there! Nous espérons vous voir là-bas!

 


The UTM Linguistic League presents 

Signing and Deaf Culture UTM Signing and Deaf Event

February 25, YEAR, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Board Room, Student Centre 

Come out and learn all about Deaf culture and American Sign Language! The event is free and open to everyone. 

For more information, email utm.linguisticsleague@gmail.com

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

An Hour with Marguerite Andersen Marguerite Andersen

4 février, de 13h à 15h au IB 200

February 4 YEAR, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in IB 200 

Nous, etudiant-e-s de francais a UTM, avons l'honneur d'accueillir Mme Marguerite Andersen dans notre cours FSL406, et aimerions vous inviter à passer une heure avec cette auteure franco-ontarienne, lauréate des prix Trillium pour ses livres, La mauvaise mère (2014) et La figuier sur le toit (2009)

Mme andersen nous parle de ses expériences littéraires et de son nouveau livre, Ceci et Cela, qui sera bientot publie!

 

We have the honour to welcome Ms. Marguerite Andersen to our FSL406 course and would like to invite you to spend an hour with this Franco-Ontarian author, winner of the Trillium Awards for her books, La mauvaise mère (2014) and La figuier sur le toit (2009).

Mrs. Andersen will tell us about her literary experiences and her new book, Ceci et Cela, which will be published soon! 

 


Congratulation to Dr. Katherine Rehner for Receiving the 2015 Principal's Award Reception 

December 3, 2015

Dr. Katherine Rehner from the Department of Language Studies was selected as the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding teaching by a faculty member. She was recognized for her progressive approach to pedagogy. “Her passion for teaching and understanding the student learning process is evident and unparalleled,” said department chair Emmanuel Nikiema, noting Rehner’s dedication to peer-based learning and encouragement of critical thinking in her classroom. 

For more information, click here.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Networking and Internship Information Session Networking event

April 1, 2015, from 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, in DV 3141 (See below for agenda)

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Coffee

6:20 pm – 7:00 pm: Student-led presentations about research and internship experience (in Italian) 

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm: Roundtable Discussion (in English) - "Making Languages Work: Why Humanities Students Get Hired" 

The Department of Language Studies (in conjunction with the Experiential Education Office) offers Internship courses to students in their final year of study at UTM.  If you are a student interested in doing an Internship in 2015-2016, want to learn more about it, meet students who have completed one, or talk to potential employers, come out to our event!

That evening, student-interns will deliver their final academic-business presentation to their host supervisors, their peers, and members of the UTM community.

Following the presentations, there will be an open roundtable table discussion (in English) on the importance of obtaining a degree in the Humanities and the invaluable, transferable skills a graduate from that discipline possesses.

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Soirée des Talent - French Talent Show Soiree des Talents 2015

March 26, 2015, starts at 5:30 pm in Erindale Theatre 

Soirée des Talent - French Talent Show, a variety show where participants display their talent(s) in French, on Thursday, March 26, 5:30 pm, Erindale Theatre, organized by our colleague Sima Farsandaj.

Should it be to spend a couple of hours taking your mind off your busy schedule or supporting our students who will showcase their talents, you are all welcome to attend (and participate as well!).

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

March Break Open House March Break Open House 2015

March 22, 2015, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

We would like to share the great news that the 2015 March Break Open House event was a huge success. Our tables were very busy with inquiries from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the department held presentations and activities in room DH2060 (which was almost filled capacity) to highlight our programs and disciplines. It was wonderful to see prospective students and their parents remain for the full two hours to view all the presentations as well as engage and participate in the interactive faculty and student led-activities. 

We would like to thank our colleagues and students who participated and contributed to the success of this event!

Thank you to our students who made us proud, who enchanted the parents and resonated with the newcomers:

  • Members of the LSAS: Edoardo Leone, Nicole Gaboury, Judy Ah-Fat
  • Members of Linguistics League: Sarah Quevedo, Rachel Novoselac, Tihmily Li, Anh Le
  • Silvio Iionello from Italian Program
  • Nevena Vasic and Nalini Harrichan from Teaching and Learning Program
  • Thank you to our colleagues for being there, supporting their students, showcasing our programs: Sunil Bhatt, Rosa Ciantar, Charles Elkabas, Adriana Grimaldi, Rosa Hong, Ruhui Ni, Katherine Rehner, John Smith and Jennifer Shields.

A very warm heartfelt thank you to all our colleagues in the department, we are very proud to be part of this wonderful community!

Sincerely,
Prof. Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS) presents

Chandeleur Event

February 4, 2015, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in Student Centre Board Room

The event is organized for all language students - presentation and game sessions that follow crepe flipping are in diverse languages that we teach at the department. We hope to have presentations in Italian, Spanish and English as well as other languages such as Chinese and Arabic. Everyone is welcome for sharing crepes and snacks while playing games in different languages, meeting new LSAS committee members and networking with other students.

Please join us to socialize, flip crêpes to bring luck and eat them afterwards to celebrate le Chandeleur!

All are welcome!

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

The Department of Language Studies Speaker Series: Professor Tanja Kupisch

October 2, 2014, starts at 11:00 am in DV 2094

Tanja Kupisch, Ph.D., from the University of Konstanz, Germany, will be conducting a talk on phonological transfer in heritage speakers acquiring L3 English. 

The event is free for everyone! We hope to see you all there! 

For more information, click here. 

 


The University of Toronto Mississauga, the Department of Language Studies in collaboration with The Robert Gillespie Academic Skill Centre (RGASC), presents

Teaching Languages in a Changing World: From Passive to Active Learners

April 9, 2014, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, in IB 260

Come join us for an Active Learning Workshop hosted by Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts. This workshop focuses on learning activities in higher education that is tailored according to students' needs, cultural backgrounds and ability. 

Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts is an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and a professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Wilfrid Laurier University. Though she had a Teaching Degree from Uruguay, she decided to pursue further studies doing her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto Mississauga and pursuing her graduate studies at U of T, St. George. Campus.  

All are welcome! We hope to see you all there! 

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the Office of Advancement presents

Language Studies Reunion! 

May 31, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in University of Toronto Mississauga 

UTM, the Department of Language Studies and the Office of Advancement invite you to a reunion and celebration of Professor Michael Lettieri's 20 years of service with the Department of Language Studies (formerly the Department of French, German and Italian). Come back to campus and catch up with your professors and fellow alumni!

 

The celebration will include:

Festival Italiano: A Journey of Italy through the Italian Song Festival Italiano 2014

May 31, 2014, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in CCT 1080

Featuring industry singers and musicians, the show will display a history of Italian music as performers sing hits from a wide range of genres and a wider range of artists including Pavarotti, Boccelli, Tozzi, Ramazzotti, and others! Light refreshment will be served prior to the concert in the Atrium outside of room 1080. Raffle prizes to be won! 

For more information about the concert, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies – Arabic Program presents

Arab Culture Day Arab Culture 2014

March 21, 2014, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the MiST Theatre 

We would like to cordially invite you to the Arab Culture Day at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). The event will take place on Friday, March 21st, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. in the MiST Theatre at CCT Building, UTM.  

This evening of celebration of Arab culture and identity is brought to you by the Department of Languages Studies.  The event will showcase the talent, culture and identity of the students and instructors of the Arabic language courses at UTM.

The evening will be a compilation of entertaining and culturally relevant performances, including a musical performance by Wutar Band, a poetry reading, and a short play titled “Courage: A Monologue of Nonsense" (written and performed by our Arabic courses sessional lecturer, Dr. Amir Al-Azraki).

Light refreshments will be provided.

The admission fee is $2 for students and $5 for adults.  

We hope to see you all there! 

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS) presents

Vous Invite á Célébrer Ces Deux Fêtes Avec Nous!Vous Invite a Celebrer ces deux fetes avec nous

March 13, 2014, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Dean's Lounge NB 262

13, Mars 2014, de 11h00 à 13h00 au Dean's Lounge 

Come discover two great French traditions while enjoying a hearty meal and playing some hands-on games and activities.

TOUT EST GRATUIT! 

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the UTM Catholic Student's Club presents

A Lecture by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins on "Dante's Divine Comedy" His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins

February 3, 2014, starts at 12:00 pm in the Faculty Club, Davis Building 

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins will visit the University of Toronto Mississauga to deliver a presentation on Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” in English. The event will be held on Monday 3rd February 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Faculty Club, Davis Building University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road North. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by an opportunity for His Eminence to meet students, staff and faculty who work at the university.

For more information click here. 

To view the event slideshow, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Third International Conference on Second-Language Pedagogies - Improving Learners' ProficThird International Event iency and Accuracy

Troisième colloque international sur la didactique des langues secondes:
Améliorer la précision et les compétences linguistiques des apprenants

February 1 – 2, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 2014, The Instructional Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Official conference languages: English and French 

1-2 février 2014, Université de Toronto à Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Langues officielles du colloque: français et anglais
 

This conference is in collaboration with the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph and the Department of Modern Languages at the University of São Paulo.

This year’s conference will explore innovative and effective didactic theories and practical strategies that aim to improve second language learners’ proficiency and accuracy in post-secondary education. 

For more information, click here. 

To watch the conference slideshow, click here. 
 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Translation Into and Out of the Original: A Poetry Reading by Peter Cole Image of Peter Cole

October 30, 2013, starts at 3:00 pm, in North Building Room 262 (Dean's Lounge)

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Municipality of Languages is pleased to present Translator in Residence Peter Cole. 

Peter Cole is the author of four books of poems, most recently Things on Which I've Stumbled (New Directions). His many volumes of translations from Hebrew and Arabic include The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale), and The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslims and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Princeton). Cole has received numerous honours for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Translation Award for Poetry, and an Award in Literature from the American Academic of Arts and Letter. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007 He teaches at Yale. 

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Awards Evening and Music Gala 2013

October 25, 2013 

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) hosted its Annual Awards Evening and Music Gala on Friday, October 25, 2013.

This by-invitation-only event recognized distinguished students within the Department of Language Studies and CTEP (Concurrent Teacher Education Program) who excelled in their programs and/or courses of study, as well as course instructors who have demonstrated excellence in the performance of their teaching duties.

Congratulations to all award winners! 

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Fellini Conference – Fellini: A Disorderly and Passionate Genuis of Italian Cinema Fellini Conference 2013

October 17 – 19, 2013, in Fr. Madden Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

The conference is organized by the Department of Language Studies University of Toronto Mississauga / Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies University of Toronto / Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto.

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies and the Maschere Duemondi theatre company presents

Join Us for a Performance of La Lena!

Show Dates: 

February 23, 2013, at 7:30 pmLa Lena 2013

February 24, 2013, at 2:00 pm

March 2, 2013, at 7:30 pm

March 3, 2013, at 2:00 pm 

 

Location: 

CCT 1080

The year 2013 marked the 26th anniversary of the UTM Italian Play - a celebration we could enjoy thanks to your continued attendance and passion for Italian Studies. This year, we presented one of the first (and best) Italian Renaissance comedies by Ludovico Ariosto, La Lena. 

To view the event poster, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Exploring Earlier African American English: Diversity and Identity in 19th-Century Letters Gerard Van Herk

November 16, 2012, starts at 2:00 pm in IB 377

Gerard Van Herk is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text, and director of the Memorial University Sociolinguistics Laboratory (http://musl.ling.mun.ca/about.html).
His research interests include creoles, African American English, gender, identity, and the Englishes of Quebec and Newfoundland.  He is the author of ”What is Sociolinguistics?” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

To view the event poster, click hereWe hope to see you there!

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

First Arab Culture Day! First Arab Culture Day

November 2, 2012, from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, in the CCT Building (Atrium of CCT, CCT 1080 and MiST Theatre)

The evening will be a compilation of entertaining and culturally relevant performances, including a Dabke performance, a poetry reading, a discussion with Palestinian author and scholar Mr. Naji Farah, traditional Arabic music performances, and a fashion show showcasing traditional costumes of the Arab countries.  The event will conclude with a short play titled “Stuck."

Catered refreshments will be provided. 

To view the event poster, click here.

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Awards Evening and Music Gala 2012Award Ceremony 2012

October 5, 2012, from 7:00 pm in CCT 1080

The Department of Languages at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) hosted its Annual Awards Evening and Music Gala on Friday, October 5.

This celebration recognized distinguished students within the Department of Language Studies and CTEP (Concurrent Teacher Education Program) who excelled in their programs and/or courses of study, as well as instructors and teaching assistants who have demonstrated excellence in the performance of their teaching duties.

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Hindi Day at UTM Hindi Day 1Hindi Day 2

March 8, 2012, from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of Hindi Day at UTM! The day-long event includes a lecture by publisher and producer, Rakesh Tiwari and a variety show with dancing, singing and acting. Lunch and savoury dishes will be provided!

To view the event agenda, click here. 

Click here to view YouTube Video!

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies, the Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS), the Italian Club of Erindale, Organization of Latin American Studies, ÉFUTM - Étudiants Francophones de UTM, and the Corriere Canadese and Tandem presents

Meet Toronto Raptor: Andrea Bargnani Andrea Bargnani with the UTM Faculty members Andrea Bargnani with People

March 6, 2012, from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm, in DV 2080

Join us for an exclusive limited engagement with one of the NBA's finest, Andrea Bargnani. Nicknamed "Il Mago" ("The Magician"), Andrea was the first overall draft pick in 2006. He will be on-hand to answer questions about his career. Space is limited and wristbands for entry will be provided to the first 100 people at the door. 

To view the event poster, click here. 

Click here to view YouTube Video!

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Maschere Duemondi "Io Non Mi Marito Per Procura"

February 23 – March 4, 2012

Have you ever been to an Italian wedding? Well, this is your chance: You are cordially invited to celebrate UTM's Maschere Duemondi’s 25th-anniversary show, “Io Non-Mi Marito Per Procura”, an Italian comedy set in Toronto and in Sicily, in the 1960s. A comedy of love, life, and linguistics in a courtship that marries Tony and Tina’s Wedding with Divorce: Italian Style...a la Canadian-Sicilian zest!

For more information, click here. 

 


The UTM Department of Language Studies presents

Awards Evening and Music Gala 2011

October 9, 2011

The awards evening is organized by the Department of Language Studies to celebrate the students who excelled in their programs and/or courses of study. 

Congratulations to all recipients! 

For more information, click here.