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56th Foreign Language Conference
Planned at UK

Contact: Ralph Derickson

 

Among the languages to be represented in the KFLC sessions are German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Luso Brazilian (Portuguese). Sessions will also be conducted on teaching languages and Judaic Studies.

 

April 22, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The 56th annual Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) which will attract language scholars from many foreign and domestic colleges and universities will be held at the University of Kentucky April 24-26.

Jeremy L. Cass, a professor in the UK Department of Hispanic Studies, one of the conference coordinators, said UK has been the host to all 56 Foreign Language Conferences, which have been among the largest such language conferences in the world.

Susan Carvalho, a professor in the Department of Spanish and Italian and executive director of the KFLC, said 700 professors, film directors, writers and other academicians are expected to attend the conference. Carvalho said the conference has been held on the same weekend since its beginning in 1948. “That first conference was even broadcast on WHAS Radio,” she noted.

The conference is sponsored by the UK College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Graduate School.

Among the languages to be represented in the KFLC sessions are German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Luso Brazilian (Portuguese). Sessions will also be conducted on teaching languages and Judaic Studies.

Delegates will register at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in 206 Student Center.

Conference sessions will be held in various locations on campus. For a look at the schedule, go to the Web site.


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