GE CLAS Core: World Languages

Learn more about how our programs can satisfy the General Education CLAS Core requirement in World Languages.

News and Announcements

2023 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Five students from Chinese program at the University of Iowa participated in the 2023 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest on April 15 and won two First Prizes, two Second Prizes, and a Third Prize. The contest consisted of two components: an original speech delivered in Chinese and a performance of a talent related to Chinese language and culture. Competing against around 60 contestants from Mid-west universities across Mid-west states, the UI students demonstrated their Chinese speaking ability as well as their knowledge and passion about Chinese culture and tradition. Congratulations on their wonderful achievement!

Eight Startalk Chinese students received Human Rights Awards

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Eight students from 2022-23 Year-round STARTALK Chinese program have been selected as the recipients of 2023 Youth Human Rights Award by the City of Iowa City's Human Rights Commission. The students have been recognized for their dedication to embracing cultural diversity as demonstrated through the performance of Chinese dragon dances and lion dances in 2023 Lunar New Year Celebrations at the Englert Theater and at Iowa City Public Library. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, 328 S. Clinton St. The award recipients are: Yshaswi Jaishy, Sierra Keeney, Rayhan L Khan, Michael Lee, Jerry Li, Rachel Y Samuel, Philip Berry-Stoelzle, and Callum Wu.

2022 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Three students from Chinese program at the University of Iowa participated in the 2022 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest on May 14 and won a First Prize, a Second Prize, and a Third Prize. The contest consisted of two components: an original speech delivered in Chinese and a performance of a talent related to Chinese language and culture. Competing against 51 contestants from Mid-west universities across six states, the UI students demonstrated their Chinese speaking ability as well as their knowledge and passion of Chinese culture and tradition. Congratulations on their wonderful achievement! 

Upcoming Events

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Chinese conversation hour

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
The conversation hour is for Chinese learners to practice oral skills. It is also open to Chinese speakers on campus and in the community. Please note that days and time change weekly, as indicated in the flyer. 
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What was Zainichi Literature? Intersectionality and the Ethics of Illegibility

Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
The Korean Studies Research Network, an International Programs affinity group, presents this virtual talk featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah.
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