Charlie Webster, who is the Director of the Basic Language Program and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, was awarded a course development grant from the European Union Center to develop a new course about how multilingualism manifests itself in European cities. The award includes a course development stipend and funding for a graduate assistant. “Multilingual European Cities” will be taught as GER 465 during the Spring 2024 semester. The course will critically examine the multilingual landscapes of several European cities. Course topics will include migration and linguistic integration, urban language convergence and change, language policy and legislation, languages and education, and multilingual mobility within Europe. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a research project working with organizations in Europe. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach, and the course content will be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of fields. No previous knowledge of German or linguistics is necessary.


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