SprachPraxis serves as an online workspace for commenting, collaboration, and annotation in German 105, Intermediate German. Students post comments on images of contemporary German society and relevant German-language films
Spanish for a Medical Mission to Ecuador is an interdisciplinary initiative to bridge health education, humanitarian engagement, and the Spanish language. The mission of this course is to provide twelve Princeton undergraduate students an unparalleled exposure to global health policies and health care through hands-on work in health clinics in Ecuador during Spring Break. A blog developed in collaboration with the McGraw center for Teaching and Learning provided a shared space to document the experience.
This collection of interviews documents the use of Spanish in Princeton University, giving more visibility to our own Spanish-speaking community. Furthermore, creating a repository of interviews and casual conversations provides a more authentic perspective of a language that has an important presence on our campus, and it becomes a venue for the voices and experiences of those who live, study, and work in Princeton.
FRE207F is an intensive, four-week language immersion program held in Aix-en-Provence during the summer of 2018. During their stay students conduct projects related to sociolinguistics and documenting the linguistic landscape of southern France.
Aprendo is an online textbook developed during 2016 for use in Spanish 101, 102, 103, and 107. Students have access to multimedia course materials and complete exercises online.
This website introduces four document collections in interactive formats for teaching and study. The first, Not So Secret Secrets, explores the elaborate safeguards for ensuring that Uesugi Kenshin could know that a gunpowder recipe that he received was in fact from the shogun. These documents also reveal the rapidity of transmission of Portuguese knowledge, and show the subtle social distinctions that are evident in these records. The second, The Emperor’s Clothes, provides four generations of documents relating to a particular incident where Awazu Kiyonori rescued the imperial wardrobe. Originally a low ranking noble, this act of valor allowed his great grandson to enter the lowest echelon of the court nobility. The third, The Better Part of Valor, reproduces six documents in the Migita collection that reveals how they were called to battle and fought for both sides in a civil war in the fourth and fifth months of 1333. A fourth section, The Shogun’s Mother, reproduces a 1338 letter by Uesugi Kiyoko (Seishi), the mother of the first Ashikaga shogun, who witnessed a decisive battle. Such letters rarely survive, and the condition of this record makes it challenging to read. The site was created by Thomas Conlan, Professor of East Asian Studies and History, and is used as a teaching tool for students, who translated and annotated the document collections.