Department News

Apply to be a World Language Fellow

If you are passionate about language learning and languages in general and would like to make a difference, apply for the World Languages and Cultures Fellowship! Integrate your passion for languages and your proficiency in social media to help promote a language-learning culture at Brandeis. The fellow will receive a $500 stipend and will get to work closely with language professors in the 2018-19 academic year.

The application deadline is October 19, 2018 (midnight). Submit your application here via a Google form.

Innovations in Teaching and Research Grants 2017–18

Congratulations to GRALL/German Studies faculty members Kathrin Seidl and Sabine von Mering, who were recently awarded grants for Innovations in Teaching and Research.

Professor Seidl is a recipient of a Teaching Innovation Grant for the group project Enhancing Student Engagement and Achievement Through Voice and Visual Interaction Using VoiceThread™ (with Kim Round, PI, and co-investigators Carol Damm and Carrie Miller).

Professor von Mering is a recipient of a Research Innovation Award for her project An Examination of the German Climate Movement and Germany's Path to a Socio-Ecological Transformation.

Brandeis BiRCh Project Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

The Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature is excited to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Brandeis University in support of the project Parsed and Audio-Aligned Corpus of Bilingual Russian Child Speech (BiRCh). The project is under the direction of faculty members Sophia Malamud (Linguistics/Computer Science), Irina Dubinina (Russian/GRALL), and Nianwen Xue (Linguistics/Computer Science). You can learn more about the project on the BiRCh website.

Congratulations to the BiRCh team!