Arabic

من تعلم لغة قوم أمن مكرهم Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war. Arab Proverb Arabic language is one of the mostly common spoken languages. In fact Arabic is the 5th common language in the world. Around 300 million people speak Arabic around the globe. Classical Arabic is the language of the Quran, which…

Chinese

書不盡言 言不盡意 Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas. Confucius Chinese Language Facts About 1.3 billion people (one-fifth of the world) speak some form of Chinese, making it the language with the most native speakers. The Chinese language, spoken in the form of Standard Mandarin, is the official language in the largest…

French

Le langage est une peau: je frotte mon langage contre l’autre. C’est comme si j’avais des mots en guise de doigts, ou des doigts au bout de mes mots. Mon langage tremble de désir. Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers,…

Italian

Un vocabolario può contenere solo una piccola parte del patrimonio di una lingua. A dictionary can embrace only a small part of the vast tapestry of a language. Giacomo Leopardi   Italian language, Italian Italiano, Romance language spoken by some 66,000,000 persons, the vast majority of whom live in Italy (including Sicily and Sardinia). It…

Spanish

Yo nunca me he quedado sin patria. Mi patria es el idioma. I’ve never been without a country. My language is my country. María Zambrano   Spanish language, Spanish Español, the Romance language (Indo-European family) spoken as a first language by some 360 million people worldwide. In the early 21st century, Mexico had the greatest…

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Thanks

On behalf of the coordinators of XXIII Colloquium of Modern Languages Department, we want to thank you for helping to make this year’s colloquium a success. The event ran smoothly, visitors stayed for extended periods of time and seemed to enjoy themselves, evaluations from teachers had many good comments, and overall the days were a…