Foreign Language Week, plus

The Modern & Classical Languages Department is celebrating Foreign Language Week March 26 – April 3. All events are free and open to the public.

frenchFrench Day

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Schewel 217

The French Deptartment invites you to a chocolate evening.  Enjoy the French movie, Chocolat, with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp and savor fondue au chocolat and petit fours.

latinLatin Day

Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

Alumni House Lounge

Lee Piepho, Shallenberger Brown Research Professor, Sweet Briar College, will speak on “Mantuan’s Pastorals: The Classical Heritage in Renaissance Italy and Early Modern England.” Refreshments will be served.

germanGerman Day

Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

Schewel 217

German film evening 

Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011),  a German comedy, is winner of the 2011 “Lola” (Germany Academy Award) for Best Film. After 45 years in Germany, a former Turkish guest worker takes his family back to the homeland.

Carlos AlemanSpanish Day

Wednesday, April 3 at 8 p.m.

Sydnor Performance Hall

“La música y poesía de García Lorca”

This year’s event will be dedicated to the Spanish poet García Lorca (1898-1936). Lynchburg College students and faculty will sing some of his “canciones populares” and recite his poetry. Two students will give a presentation on Lorca’s life. Special guest of the evening will be the Cuban baritone Carlos Alemán. He will sing some of the popular songs that Lorca collected in his native Andalucía. He will be accompanied by Naomi Amos on the piano.  All presentations will be in Spanish.