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Welcome to the School of International Letters and Cultures
In today’s global economy, multilingualism and intercultural competency is valued everywhere. Graduates with experience in these areas enjoy a wide variety of job options in many fields.
The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) is hosting the Media, Lingualism, and Translations Conference on November 13- 14, 2020. The theme for this conference is Technologies of Language and Power, and the keynote speakers are Jean-Noël Robert (Collège de France, Paris) and Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.).
SILC welcomes papers that broadly explore how translations, media, and lingualisms can place different languages in relationships of power and status to one another. SILC hopes that the conference will also engage professional interpreters and translators, and welcomes submissions that focus on these practice areas as well.
For more information on the conference and how to submit a proposal, please visit Call for Proposals.
Intensive language courses are proficiency-oriented courses designed to achieve the maximum level of proficiency in a dynamic communicative environment. The class time is spent on a variety of fast-paced activities, focused especially on the development of speaking skills.
SILC has developed the perfect quick aid to help non-Chinese speakers pronounce Chinese names, we have created a webpage that provides a simple guide to pronunciation. The following begins with a simple introduction to Chinese names and the pronunciation system. It then provides clickable audio files for sounds that are more distant from those of English.