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The subject of my choice: German language

Students studying a degree in Modern languages must choose a second language between the ones which The University of Deusto offers, including Chinese, German, Italian and French. In all the languages you start from the beginning. Last year, the book used in the German Language was Schritte International 1 written by Daniela Niebisch, Sylvette Penning-Hiemstra, Franz Specht, Monika Bovermann and Monika Reimann, and in the second year the book we are using is the sequel of the former called Schrritte International 2.

There are lots of reasons why studying German, as The Goethe-Insitut, a public German cultural institution which encourages the knowledge of the German language abroad as well as teaching the German culture and traditions, explains:

“Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life: Business, The global career, Tourism and hospitality industry, Science and Research, Communication, Cultural understanding…”. Read more…

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La asignatura de mi elección: El francés-Le français

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El idioma francés es una lengua romance hablada en todo el territorio de Francia. Sigue siendo la 2ª lengua en las relaciones internacionales por el número de países que la emplean como lengua oficial y/o de comunicación y por el número de organizaciones internacionales que la emplean como lengua de trabajo. Read more…

Categories: French Language

The language of “La Marseillese” is still powerful

December 18, 2010 2 comments

The culture of France and of the French people has been shaped by geography, by profound historical events, and by foreign and internal forces and groups.  The importance of  French culture has waned and waxed over the centuries, depending on its economic, political and military importance. French culture today is marked both by great regional and socioeconomic differences and by strong unifying tendencies. In this fact, the language has played an important role. Read more…

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A multicultural world

December 18, 2010 2 comments

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Jimmy Carter

 

Multiculturalism is a concept subjected to diverse interpretations and as  Alyssa Ciekutis stated in her article “The positive and negatives aspects of diversity”: “Being original and different is so fresh and cleansing. Everyday is a different day, with different people, which makes life more interesting” In fact, the subject Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue that students from second year of Modern Languages, Modern Languages and Management, Basque Filology and Humanities from the University of Deusto are attending, has clearly highlighted its ambiguity, taking as its main goal to make the students think of social and cultural diversity as integral components of human condition.

 

 

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BAUDELAIRE

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire fue un poeta de gran relevancia y uno de los más reconocidos críticos del arte y traductor de Frances. También es conocido como ” El Poeta maldito” debido a la visión de mal que impregnaba en sus obras. Nació en Paris el 8 de Abril de 1821.Las influencias más importantes para su trabajo fueron Téophile Gautier, Joseph de Maistre( de quién dijo que le había enseñado a pensar) y finalmente de Edgar Allan Poe (autor al que tradujo varias obras).

En 1840 Baudelaire se matriculó en la Facultad de Derecho. Llevó una vida muy despreocupada con varios altercados con la familia debidos a su adicción a las drogas. Frecuentaba prostíbulos y mantienía relaciones con Sarah, una prostituta judía de un barrio Latino, a la que Charles denomina “la vizca”. Contrajo la sífilis, y por supuesto la acusó de haberle contagiado. Read more…

Categories: French Language
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