Oberlin is offering Portuguese for the first time this semester, and our focus on Portuguese and Brazilian Studies is exciting for the whole campus community. To check out what is being planned thematically around Brazil, check out the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures’ Brazil page. But why are we so interested in Brazil in […]
Real Time Opera, based out of both Oberlin and Contoocook, New Hampshire, is a performing arts company dedicated to the production of new opera. Their new piece, Paradox, is an opera in American Sign Language that seems almost dance-like in its performance. It raises fascinating issues about music and translation. Check it out!
Can you guess what language is being spoken from just a brief clip? Check out the Great Language Game and find out. First choose between two different languages, then three, then four… they only use seventy of the worlds thousands of languages, but it’s harder than you might think! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried […]
Are you interested in learning a language that doesn’t have an official home in the Oberlin curriculum? Check out our wide array of language ExCos. All information pulled for this list comes from the Registrar’s website. For more information, contact the instructor of the course, and don’t forget to attend the ExCo Fair (time TBA)! […]
In this brief TedxWarsaw talk (the theme of the conference being “Poke the Comfort Zone”) Benny Lewis of Ireland talks about how he “hacked” the process of learning a language… and in the process developed his conversational abilities in not one but many languages. I chose to showcase this video here because I think it […]