Joan Munné featured in Duke Today

Joan Munne

The Spanish Language Program faculty of Romance Studies are developing courses that take a new approach to heritage-language teaching and learning in addition to translation and interpretation. Senior Lecturer Joan Munné was featured in DukeToday for his work in the program, collaborating with other members of the department including Liliana Paredes and Melissa Simmermeyer to create these innovative courses.

"...it’s not just about getting an edge in the job market; learning other languages and cultures brings many other benefits such as a more global understanding of issues of similarity and difference, the development of analytical, critical, and interpretive abilities, the boosting of creativity and the improvement of memory as we age.  And it can even strengthen our notion of our own individual place in this globalized world."

For more information, visit What I'm Working On: A Better Way to Learn Foreign Language, Translation Skills on Duke Today for the full story.