Events

JET Program Information Session and Application Workshop

JET Program USA
Mr. Grant Minagawa from Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles came to CSUSB to introduce the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program which is sponsored by the Japanese government.
The JET Program is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange. Participants work in Japan as full-time English teaching assistants or as coordinators for international relations.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 6:20 P.M. - 7:20 P.M. (JET Program Information Session)
          7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Application Workshop)
Location: UH-106

All majors are welcome! No Japanese language skills are required!

For more information about the JET Program, please visit JET Program USA.

If you have any questions on the JET Program, please contact:
JET Desk, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
jet@ls.mofa.go.jp / 213-617-6700

If you have any questions on this information session, please contact:
Makiko Amaya
Department of World Languages and Literatures
mamaya@csusb.edu
(909) 537-7132

Latinos Beyond Reel

Latinos Beyond Reel Challenging a Media Stereotype
Date: October 8, 2019  
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the Pfau Library, College of Arts and Letters, ATI, ASI, World Languages and Literatures Department, and Acto Latino invite you to join us for a screening of Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype.

Directed by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun, Latinos Beyond Reel draws on the insights of Latinx scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, offering a sweeping historical look at Latinx representations in U.S. news and entertainment media.  The film shows how these representations have shaped public attitudes and government policies over time.
After the screening, Dr. Rafael Correa, Professor, World Languages and Literatures Department, engaged the audience in a discussion.
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Group at Latinos Beyond Reel Film Event


CAL Graduation

When: June 15, 2019
Where: Toyota Arena
Time: 8:00 PM

College of Arts & Letters and College of Education
 

Professional Development Workshop

When: May 28, 2019
Where: UH-052
Time: 3:00 PM

Las 'excepciones' en la gramática del español: Una mirada histórica y contemporánea

Dr. Andre Zampaulo

André Zampaulo is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, where he coordinates the Spanish & Portuguese Program and teaches courses and graduate seminars in Spanish Linguistics. 

Dr. Zampaulo earned his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from Ohio State University, specializing in phonetics, phonology, dialectology, and historical linguistics. His research focuses on Romance Linguistics, particularly sound variation and change in Ibero-Romance languages. He is the author of Os sons do português: Uma introdução prática à fonética e à pronúncia da língua portuguesa (Routledge, 2018) and Palatal sound change in the Romance languages: Diachronic and synchronic perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2019).

This presentation will be given in Spanish.

Certificate of Participation will be provided to all attending.
 
Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures 

Taiwan Fair

Students at Taiwan Fair
When: May 23, 2019
Where: PL-5005
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

Dragon Boat Festival Celebration 

Admission

Free admission
Free Chinese bakery and Boba milk tea 

Hands-on experience

Chinese paper zongzi
Chinese paper fan
Chinese traditional clothing
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese yoyo

Sponsor

The Department of World Languages and Literatures ( WLL)

Co-Sponsors

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Culture Center & Education Division)
Liquid Tea Bar

Host

The Chinese Program of WLL

Guest Lecture - Lucia Guerra

When: May 7, 2019
Where: UH-248
Time: 9:02 AM

Dr. Lucia Guerra

Dr. Lucia Guerra is a Chilean author and emeritus profes-sor of Latin American Literature at the University of California, Irvine. She specialized in Critical Theory, Gender Studies, and Creative Writing. As a fiction writer, Lucia Guerra gives voice to women’s silenced experiences; she denounces social subordination. She has won the Plu-ral Essay Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, The An-nual Translation and the Gabriela Mistral Awards for her prestigious essays, articles, and books that have been published internationally. 

CSUSB Korean Festival 2019

Korean Day 2017
When: May 3, 2019
Where: SMSU 106
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the CSUSB Korean Festival 2019 on Friday, May 3, 2019. 
The event schedule for the day is as follows: 
 

Holyesik: Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Event Center (SMSU-106)
 

Dinner Reception

5 p.m.-6 p.m. at Event Center (SMSU-106)

Performance Showcase

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (SMSU-107)
Guests will be greeted with 10 Korean chefs who will be serving delectable Korean dishes at the dinner reception, and then with performers in modern and Traditional Korean themes at the performance showcase.  

Admission

Admission ($5) is required for the dinner reception and performance showcase but not for the Korean traditional wedding ceremony.  Tickets are now available at Box Office (SMSU-108). 

ALAS

Latin American Studies Conference

When: April 25, 2019 to April 26, 2019
Where: PL-5005
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Latin American Studies Conference, “Study of the Americas,” fosters interest, knowledge, and understanding of the very diverse peoples, processes and histories shaping Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dia Latino

When: April 25, 2019
Where: SMSU Event Center
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Dia Latino

Come join us for an afternoon full of culture, music, games, giveaways, and much more!

Brought to you by the Acto Latino Theater Group and Los Amigos Spanish Club
Department of World Languages and Literatures

Eiffel Tower

Paris Study Abroad Preview Day

Where: UH-052
Time: 4:15 PM

CSUSB is affiliated with the European Studies Association Program in Paris.

Visit the ESA website for more information and a downloadable brochure about the ESA Program in Paris. Students can receive academic credit from CSUSB for this program.

Stop by UH-052 at 4:15pm on one of the preview days or contact Dr. Nelson (909-537-7104) for more information.

Past Preview Days

April 11, 2019
February 21, 2019
January 24, 2019
November 29, 2018

CSUSB International Market 2019

International Market
When: April 8, 2019
Where: John M. Pfau Library Lawn
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The CSUSB International Market is organized by the Center for Global Management in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.
The event aims to serve as a platform to promote global awareness and acceptance of cultural diversity by providing a space for people of all cultures and backgrounds to be celebrated.
We want to foster community between the multi-ethnic demographic through an event filled with music, entertainment, free giveaways and much, much more!

Opportunity to win a $500 scholarship towards a Center for Global Management Study Abroad trip!!!

Entrance: FREE
***Sign up through Eventbrite and receive a free ticket for our cultural giveaway drawings throughout the event!**

Parking: $6.00 for University Parking. We suggest lot D and C as they are closest to the event.

Payment: Cash is best as credit/debit card options may be limited.

Taiwan Study Abroad Info Session

When: March 5, 2019
Where: UH-052
Time: 4:00 PM

Find out more about the Study Abroad program in Taiwan at one of the info sessions:
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4 - 5pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4 - 5pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4 - 5pm 

Program includes:
Mandarin language classes at the National Taiwan Normal University
Cultural classes in traditional Kung fu, calligraphy, and painting Chinese Opera masks
Cultural excursions to Shan Xia, Jiu
Fen, Shi Fen, and Fo Guang Shan.
And much more!

Taiwan

Happy Girl's Day

Happy Girls Day
When: February 20, 2019
Where: SMSU-102
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come out to celebrate Happy Hinamatsuri (girl’s day) with the API center and the Japanese (AxJ) Club! There will be traditional Japanese snacks, drinks, and fun festivities!

All welcome!

Presented By:
SMSU Asian & Pacific Islander Center

Chinese new Year Celebration

decorative Chinese plate with folk
When: February 15, 2019
Where: SMSU 106BC, SMSU 106A
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Chinese New Years Celebration

Costa Rica Study Abroad Info Session

Costa Rica Beach
When: February 05, 2019
Where: UH-052
Time: 11:00 AM

Study Abroad in Costa Rica as part of the Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish.

Come to an Info Session in UH-052 for more details.
 

Past Info Session Days

Tuesday, February 5, 11am-12pm
Wednesday, February 6, 11am-12pm
Wednesday, February 20, 12pm-1pm
Thursday, February 21, 12pm-1pm

Mextasy

Spanish
When: November 27, 2018
Where: PL-5005
Time: 10:00 AM

The Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Diversity Committee invites you to a special lecture.

Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious

A traveling Circus of Desmadres pop-up art show/exhibit by Professor William "Memo" Nericcio and The artist Guillermo Nericcio García a Chicano literary theorist, cultural critic, American Literature scholar, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. 

@eyegiene
#mextasy
mextasy.blogspot.com

Concert for a Cause

When: November 16, 2018
Where: PA Recital Hall
Time: 7:30 PM


Music Across Borders

Maria Laetitia, Soprano

Maria Laetitia, Soprano

Alastair Edmonstone, Piano

Dr. Alastair Edmonstone, Piano

$10 Students
$15 Staff and Faculty

Purchase tickets at Box Office PA-145

Department of World Languages & Literatures
Intellectual Life Grant

Bringing History to Life

When: November 15, 2018
Where: JB-138
Time: 10:00 AM


A Review of Vital Signs by the Author and Photographer

Special guest lecturers, Emeritus Professor from the English Department, Dr. Juan Delgado, and Department Chair of World Languages and Literatures, Thomas McGovern, will speak about the collaboration for their book, Vital Signs; winner of the American Book Award.

Juan Delgado

Dr. Juan Delgado

Thomas McGovern

Chair Thomas McGovern

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Japan Day

Decorative Fans
When: November 14, 2018
Where: SMSU Event Center
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a day of cultural performances, presentations, games, food/drinks and more!

Open to all students and to the general public. Free admission.

Japanese Culture and Information Booths

Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts
2:00PM-5:00PM
Learn about studying/working abroad in Japan, scholarships, CSUSB’s Japanese minor and certificate programs. Enjoy Japanese games, calligraphy, origami, and more!

Japanese Taiko Drum Performance by TAIKOPROJECT

2:30PM-2:55PM
 

Yuko Kaifu

A Lecture by Ms. Yuko Kaifu, President of Japan House Los Angeles

“JAPAN HOUSE – The New Public Diplomacy Initiative”
Check out the flyer about Ms. Yuko Kaifu's lecture for more details.
3:30PM-4:30PM
Light Refreshments Served
RSVP Online Required


A Presentation by Pasona N A, Inc.

“Japanese Business Within the US”
5:00PM-5:30PM
Check out the flyer about Pasona for more details.
Presenters: Ms. Annie Yoo and Ms. Haruka Takaoka


Japanese Gala: Entertainment and Presentations

5:40PM-8:00PM

Japanese Anime Cosplay Show, Phi Alpha Theta History Club presentation, Judo demonstration, games, and more!
Enjoy free Japanese food and sweets!


Sponsors

American X Japanese Cross Cultural Club, Associated Students Incorporated, College of Extended and Global Education, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Intellectual Life Fund, Pasona N A Inc., and University Diversity Committee


For more information

Makiko Amaya

Department of World Languages and Literatures
(909) 537-7132 / mamaya@csusb.edu

American X Japanese Cross Cultural Club

japanclubcsusb@gmail.com

Valid CSUSB parking pass or $6.00 daily pass required.

If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Jason Lara at (951) 522-5015 to make arrangements prior to November 11th, 2018.

Acto Latino and Los Amigos Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

When: November 9, 2018
Where: SMSU Theater
Time: 7:00 PM

Scene from El Cruce de los Suenos


Acto Latino and Los Amigos Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Acto Latino, Los Amigos Spanish Club and the Department of World Languages and Literatures present in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:


El Cruce de los Sueños

An original piece created from the real immigration experiences of Acto Latino students and relatives


Los Vendidos

An adaptation of an original play by Luis Valdez

$6 Tickets

Open to the public.  If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please call Bibiana Diaz at 537-3670 to make arrangements.

Laura Amador

Guest Speaker - Laura Amador

Variabilidad Motivacional en los Aprendices de Segunda Lengua: Algunas Implicaciones Pedagógicas

When: November 8, 2018
Where: UH-042
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Presentation will be in Spanish.

Refreshments will be provided by Sigma Delta Pi

Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures and Sigma Delta Pi

JET Program Information Session

When: October 10, 2018
Where: PL-0013
Time: 4:30 PM 

Jet Flyer


Mr. Grant Minagawa from Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles is coming to CSUSB to introduce the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program which is sponsored by the Japanese government. 
 
The JET Program is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange. Participants work in Japan as full-time English teaching assistants or as coordinators for international relations. 
 
This event is sponsored by Department of World Languages and Literatures and Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.
 
If you have any questions on this information session, please contact:
 
Makiko Amaya
Department of World Languages and Literatures
mamaya@csusb.edu / (909) 537-7132
UH-201.41

Hispanic Heritage Month Plays

Group of students and faculty taking a picture to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
When: October 9, 2018
Where: SMSU Theater
Time: 7:00 PM

Acto Latino, Los Amigos Spanish Club and the Department of World Languages and Literatures present in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

El Cruce de los Sueños
An original piece created from the real immigration experiences of Acto Latino students and relatives

Los Vendidos
An adaptation of an original play by Luis Valdez

$6 Tickets

Open to the public.  If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please call Bibiana Diaz at 537-3670 to make arrangements.

College of Arts & Letters and College of Education Commencement 2018

When: June 16, 2018
Where: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

CSUSB will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 16 for the College of Arts & Letters and College of Education at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena.  Click below on Saturday to watch live streaming of the main campus June commencement ceremonies.

Take a Placement Exam

Spanish Placement & Challenge Exams

When: June 9, 2018
Where: UH-007
Time: 11:00 AM

Do you already know Spanish?  Did you study Spanish in High School? 

If you have not already taken a Spanish course at CSUSB and want to study Spanish here, then you need to take the Placement Exam.  You may want to challenge Span 103 at the same time.    

The Challenge Exam is the same exam as the Placement Exam.  On the day of the test, you may choose to challenge Span 103 by completing the Challenge By Exam form.  If you pass, then, you will receive 4 units credit. The four units credit received for the course do NOT count towards full time enrollment.

This test takes approximately 1 hour and takes place in UH-007 on the CSUSB Main Campus.

It will include four skills: Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing and Speaking. Feel free to review the Placement Test Taker Guide or Sample Spanish Placement Test to experience how the assessment flows and the types of questions for all levels of difficulty, but you will not receive a score at the end.


Exam Dates

Please check our website for the next placement exam dates.


Appointment is Required

Make a Spanish Placement/Challenge Exam appointment online, stop by UH-007 or call 909-537-5848.


Palm Desert Campus

For available dates/times at PDC, please contact Avisinia Rodriguez.