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Explore. ENGAGE. Become a global citizen.
Drs. David Winkler, Gladys Ilarregui, Rafaella Santucci, Cornel West, Annette Giesecke, and Ikram Masmoudi at the Ecce Homo! human rights symposium sponsored by the DLLC

Drs. David Winkler, Gladys Ilarregui, Rafaella Santucci, Cornel West, Annette Giesecke, and Ikram Masmoudi at the Ecce Homo! human rights symposium sponsored by the DLLC

Learning one or more new languages has undisputed, significant benefits, but Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DLLC) faculty and the programs they support have historically fostered more than linguistic competence. Our aim is to provide a transformational, holistic cultural experience, whereby our students are exposed to larger linguistic and cultural issues in the world. The same is true of lectures and other special programming that are open to the public—such as our four-day April symposium on human rights, ECCE HOMO! (This is a Human!) Ethics, Engagement, and Human Rights—which featured activist, author, and Harvard professor Dr. Cornel West as keynoter.

This year’s Polyglot focuses on a range of DLLC initiatives founded on intercultural communication and competency and focused on community engagement both locally and abroad. As always, we are profoundly grateful to those individuals who have supported these initiatives and others. Please consider helping us to engage more deeply and to remain at the forefront of intercultural pedagogy.

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591
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