World Languages Department


Spring 2022

ASL Rolando

Fall 2021

World Languages

Join us for a panel discussion on Zoom: "Mujeres Solidarias: Female Empowerment through Comics". The conversation highlights the work of female visual artists and features Pepita Sandwich (Argentina), Quan Zhou (Spain), and Power Paola (Ecuador/Colombia). The panelists will discuss their work and how comics contribute to feminist and anti-racist movements.  Poster

The event will be on Wednesday, September 29, from 4:30-6:00 EST on Zoom. It will be in English. Moderated by Dr. Joanne Britland. Register at the link below or use the QR code on the poster.

Poster design by Pepita Sandwich


Past Events


World Languages

Linda Van Goad Authors and Artists Series: 3/30/2021 Joanne Britland, Lina Rincon with Javier Alvarado & Jenn DeLeon. 4:30-6:00 PM Zoom Webinar.

Joanne Britland, Lina Rincón, and Jenn DeLeon will share their most current publications. The poetry anthology “The Onion Offering” by Javier Alvarado translated by Joanne Britland and Lina Rincón and the essay collection “White Space: Essays on Culture, Race and Writing” by Jenn DeLeon will be shared with us.

 Arts and Ideas: 4/5/2021 Dr. Everton Vargas da Costa invited Dr. Lorgia Garcia Peña “From Theory to Practice: Ethnic Studies to Make a More Just World” 4:30-6:00 PM Zoom Webinar.

The celebrated author of The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race,Nations, and Archives ofContradictions, Dr. Lorgia García Peña is coming to FSU to discussethnic studies, empowering students, inclusivity, and social justice. Her talk will also examine structures of higher education that affect students and faculty of color.

Spring 2021 

American Sign Language

ASL classes will require all of students to attend these three lectures.  The zoom links will be provided by the ASL Club at a later date.

Black History Month: 

Shana Gibbs

2/18/2021 from 7PM to 8:30PM


Deaf History Month:

Nico DiMarco

3/18/2021 from 7PM to 8:30PM


Asian History Month:

Lisa McBee

4/29/2021 from 7PM to 8:30PM


Spanish Language Table (First Thursday of every month) February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6  

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Netflix/Tele Party    Friday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm

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Café Culto Conversation Hour (Third Thursday of every month) February 18, March 18, April 15  

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Sigma Delta Pi Initiation-Friday, March 19th @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

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Fall 2020 Events

Thursday, December 10th- ASL Fall Reflection- 7:00 pm via ZOOM

ASL Reflection

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00PM: Spanish and Portuguese Social Gathering and Trivia Night with the Gameshow Connection. 

Trivia Night

10/21/2020 at 6:30pm   Spanish Language Table celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with Dr. Guadalupe Díaz

Spanish Table

Friday, October 23 at 6:00PM The Nu Theta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society will hold its Fall Initiation Ceremony via Zoom.

Wednesday, October 28 at 1:30PM: Foreign Language Pedagogy Workshop. Hosted by Dr. Joanne Britland and Dr. Everton Vargas da Costa, Dr. Britland will present on ePortfolio pedagogy in the foreign language classroom. Afterwards, the group will discuss ways to implement ePortfolios in their classes.

Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30PM: Spanish Netflix Party sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi 

Movie Night

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00PM: Spanish and Portuguese Social Gathering and Trivia Night with the Gameshow Connection. Zoom details forthcoming.

Monday, December 7 at 1:30PM: Foreign Language Pedagogy Workshop. Hosted by Dr. Joanne Britland and Dr. Everton Vargas da Costa.

Framingham State University ASL Program 2019-2020

  • Welcome Back
  • Welcome new students
  • Meet our ASL program faculty team
  • Our Programs Goals/Expectations
  • Empowerment Learning Experiences
  • Community/Students Accountable
  • Set up New ASL CLUB

When: Sept 10, 2019 Time: 6:30PM to 8PM

Where: McCarthy Center Faculty/Staff dining area (a bit past Dunkin Donuts)

100 State Street Framingham, Ma 1701-9101 

We encourage you all to come, you all will know more about your future and develop good networking system with your colleagues.

Accepted Student Receptions (4/2 & 4/9, Sat)

The Department of World Languages' Accepted Student Reception will be held on April 2nd, and April 9th. Faculty from the department will be there to answer your questions and help you make the decision to come to FSU!


Past Events

One Day We Arrived in Japan 

Brazil Movie Series - Movie Screening

An intimate epic spanning 10 years and 10,000 miles, One Day We Arrived in Japan reveals how people’s dreams and expectations stand up to a grueling new reality on the other side of the world.  Three Brazilian families leave their homeland in pursuit of a better life in Japan – what will happen to each of them?  Over the past 25 years, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians of Japanese descent have gone to Japan.  This unique documentary brings to light the gripping personal stories behind a major transnational phenomenon. Filmed in Brazil and Japan from 2006 to 2015. (USA). In Portuguese and Japanese, with English subtitles.

The directors Aaron Litvin and Ana Paula Hirano will host and Q&A after the screening. Brazilian refreshments will be served. 

When? September 19  6:30PM

Where? Alumni Room

For more information, contact: Professor Vargas da Costa,

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Sp. Lang. Table

What Can I Do with a Major/Minor in World Languages? (3/7 & 3/10)

The Department of World Languages is organizing two sessions next week to discuss career advantages and job placement for students interested in a Major/Minor in World Languages. Faculty members will be present to answer questions and provide brochures with info. 

Please stop by at any of the times below: 

  • Monday, March 7th from 1:30-2:20 
  • Thursday, March 10th, from 4:30-5:20

We will have pizza + beverages!