Yale is a center for global studies and features a faculty drawn from, and with expertise in, all corners of the world. Yale is also a magnet for international leaders in many fields who come to the University to share their perspective. This rich mix produces compelling viewpoints and analysis about world events, trends and challenges. The Yale Center for Language Study collection features Yale Faculty speaking on their research into cultural and language studies.
Medicine in Translation: The Importance of Spanish for Health Professionals Today
In this installment of the Center for Language Study’s Language and Culture series Mercedes Carreras, Senior Lector in the Spanish Department and in Latin American Studies, discusses both her advanced level course, “Spanish for the Medical Profession,” and the most common health issues affecting Spanish-Americans and Latinos in the United States today.
The Politics of Language in South Africa
Sandra Sanneh, Senior Lector in the Department of African Studies and Director of the Program in African Languages at Yale University, answers questions about the history and interconnectedness of language and politics in South Africa. This interview explores the issues of how language has affected politics and society, and vice versa, in South Africa. Robin Ladouceur, Ph.D. is the interviewer.
Russia's Twin Epidemics: Addiction and HIV
Robert Heimer, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University, answers questions about the rapidly expanding and conjoined epidemics of HIV and addiction in post-Soviet Russia.
Second Language Acquisition
Nina Garrett, Director of the Center for Language Study at Yale University, speaks about Second Language Acquisition. In this netcast, Nina Garrett, explores the difference between learning one's first and second languages and the variety among learning/cognition styles.
Strengthening Yale's Foreign Language Programs
In this netcast from the Center for Language Study’s Language and Culture series, Bradley Gano, Acting Director of Yale’s Center for Language Study, talks about the Center’s recent initiatives and the ways in which Yale’s students put their study of language and culture into practice. This interview focuses on the Center for Language Study’s role at Yale University, its current projects, and how it facilitates student learning.
Language Study in High School and College
A netcast from the Center for Language Study's "Language and Culture" series. This conversation covers such issues as how students can best prepare for language study at the university level, the role foreign language study plays in the context of globalization, how to combine language study with a major field of concentration, and how high school language study differs from college language study. Robin Ladouceur is the interviewer.