Welcome to Culture and Language Studies
Through courses and programs in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, English Language Studies, and the humanities (English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, History, and Religious Studies), Culture and Language Studies contributes vibrantly to Renison’s vision for “Global Engagement through Languages and Cultures.”
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- June 29, 2018
Director of English Language Studies, Julia Williams, was recently featured on a podcast titled Language U. A creation of Dr. Joel Heng Hartse, Language U podcasts focus on issues of language, literacy, and multilingualism in higher education. In the January, 2018 podcast, Heng Hartse talks to Williams about the relatively rare phenomenon of credit English as a Second Language courses within university contexts.
- June 29, 2018
Kent Williams, an instructor in English Language Studies and a PhD candidate at Carleton University, has recently published an article in TESL Ontario’s Contact Journal, exploring how speech fluency
- May 23, 2018
On Saturday, March 24, at the Ontario-Manitoba University Students Chinese Proficiency Competition, University of Waterloo students, Hannah Gardiner and Daniel Afzal, won the First Prize and Excellency Award respectively.
Gardiner received the highest score of the fourteen competitors from six universities for both her speech "One World One Family" and her musical performance of a classical piece of Chinese music "Farewell.” Afzal won the Excellency Award with his speech of the same title and his rendition of “How Are You My Friend,” a popular Chinese song.