en News - Departament d'Estudis Anglesos i Alemanys News Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:04:05 +0000 Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:04:05 +0000 Houdini 2 (https://houdini.antaviana.cat/) / Ultrasound equipment to test and improve English pronunciation

In the last few weeks we've participated in two meetings:

One was at the Primeras Jornadas metodológicas sobre adquisición y fonética de la L2 at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz, June 24, where our Martí i Franqués student Cristina Crison demonstrated the use of the equipment.

The second was at the XI Ultrasound Imaging for Speech and Language Conference, held at Aizu University, in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, June 24-25, where both Cristina Crison and our doctoral student Daniel Romero also participated.

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Graduation ceremony for our Master d'Ensenyament i Adquisició de l'Anglès

At the graduate ceremony for Master's programs, students from our Master d'Ensenyament i Adquisició de l'Anglès com a Llengua Estrangera / Segona Llengua received their well-deserved certificates. Congratulations to all!

(One of the photos includes six of the teaching staff as well, who look no less happy than the graduates!)

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In case anyone wants to know why abandoned kittens have teachers' names...

Our colleague Marni Manegre reports:

Here is the story of the kittens. On June 17, my husband and I were cycling just outside Tarragona and we found five kittens and their parents in a cardboard box. We went back with our vehicle over the course of two days to verify that the cats were domestic and not feral and then brought them home. They have all had their vet appointments. The kittens are named: Geraint, Isabel, Liz, Joaquin, and Carmen.

We have found homes for Isabel, Geraint, and Carmen, but we are still looking for homes for Joaquin (orange male) and Liz (white female). Baby Carmen has been adopted by one of our fourth-year students and she is keeping the name. I believe the new mom for Baby Isabel is keeping the name also.

My husband (Robert) and I are adopting the parents, now called Todd and Matilda.

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Carmen Rueda retires

Carmen holds a degree in Filologia Anglogermànica (Anglès), from the Universitat de Barcelona and completed her Ph.D. in American Literature from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2001.

Her research has been on the literature of the American Southcontemporary Appalachian literature, English for Specific Purposes, and new technologies applied to foreign language teaching.

In 2010 she held a Fulbright Scholarship to study music in Contemporary Appalachian Fiction

In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Carmen has authored or co-authored a series of books:

Rueda Ramos, C. & Susana Jiménez Placer (eds.). Constructing the Self: Essays on Southern Life-Writing. Biblioteca Javier Coy de Estudios Norteamericanos. Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, 2017. 366 pages.

Rueda Ramos, C. Voicing the Self: Female Identity and Language in Lee Smith's Fiction. Valencia: Biblioteca Javier Coy de Estudios Norteamericanos, Universidad de Valencia, 2009. 254 pages.  ISBN  978-84-370-5538-1

Arnó, E.; Soler, A.; Rueda, C. (eds.) Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes: Issues and Prospects. New York: Springer (Educational Linguistics Series, vol. 7), 2006. 266 pages. ISBN 0-387-28595-4.

Rueda, C.; Arnó, E.; Soler, A. A Reading Course for Computing. Barcelona: Cedecs, 2001. 180 pages.   ISBN  84-95027-90-9 

The Department warmly thanks Carmen for her service to our teaching and research over the years, as expressed in gifts presented to her on 8 July 2024.

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Department lunch on 8 July

The department staff and teachers were la La Cuineta in the Part Alta of Tarragona for an end-of-semester lunch, prior to taking a well-deserved summer break. 

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