Foreign Languages HOPE Award 2013

Foreign Languages HOPE Award 2013


"There is no neutral education. Education is either for domestication or for freedom." -Paulo Freire



The foreign languages department annual HOPE award:

doing Humanitarian work
creating Opportunities for those in need
promoting Peace in the world and
sharing your linguistic cultural Expertise with others

Award Prize: $150 and your essay published in the next edition of Lingua Franca, the departmental newsletter

Essay Topic: You are invited to compose an essay discussing Paulo Freire's quote and how education could be used for contradictory reasons depending where you live. Explore the question, how can education make us free and improve our world? You are encouraged to discuss personal experiences or plans you have to use your education to contribute to your community.

Details: Open to all students who have taken language courses in the department of foreign languages. Essays should be no longer than two pages and must be written in either English or any of the languages represented by the department (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish).

Evaluation Criteria: Importance of contribution and clarity of expression.

Deadline: Essays must be received by April 1, 2013.

Submission or questionsDr. Kenneth Reeds or Dr. Michele C. Dávila, foreign languages department.