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Linguistics Grad Students Have Role Teaching Assistants in OPIE

From left to right – OPIE TAs and their mentors: Dana Simoniescu, Michelle Varnye, Richard West, Eric Letronaux, and Becky Challenger

The tandem between the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) and the Department of Linguistics has an old tradition and a solid foundation. It would not be a mistake to say that the two entities complement each other’s mission through creating various opportunities for OPIE and Linguistics faculty and students […]

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January 27, 2015 at 10:49 amNews

Krzic Gets Staff Award for Excellence in Global Engagement

Krzic Gets Staff Award for Excellence in Global Engagement

The Staff Award for Excellence in Global Engagement was presented to Dr. Gerard Krzic, Director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University. The award was presented Nov. 20 at Ohio University International Education Week (IEW) festivities. The Awards for Excellence in Global […]

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November 25, 2014 at 11:36 amNews

City Lab Quotes Githinji on Emerging Slang in African Cities

Dr. Peter Githinji

An article on “As Africa’s Cities Change, So Does Youth Slang” on The Atlantic’s City Lab quotes Dr. Peter Githinji, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Ohio University. The fusion languages springing up now in Africa’s cities, however, are likely just the beginning. Africa’s urbanization rate will be among the world’s […]

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November 12, 2014 at 2:03 pmFaculty in the News In the News

OPIE Welcomes New Students from Mexico

OPIE Welcomes New Students from Mexico

By Tanya Dovbnya Ohio Program of Intensive English and A&S International Academic Adviser OPIE Welcomes New Students OPIE welcomes and hosts 28 students from Mexico who come to Ohio University as participants of the Proyecta 100,000 program. It is a student mobility program that aims for academic and cultural exchange between the […]

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November 12, 2014 at 10:11 amNews

Eric Letourneaux Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

Eric Letourneaux Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

Eric Letourneaux, Lecturer and Listening & Speaking Skill Coordinator in the Ohio Program of Intensive English, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Nov. 8 at the Columbus International Festival, reports the Columbus Dispatch. Eric Letourneaux, 42, came to this country from France to attend graduate school — and […]

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November 11, 2014 at 2:07 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

Krzic Elected Incoming President of Intensive English Programs Consortium

Jerry Krzic at dinner for Korean President.

Dr. Gerry Krzic has been elected the incoming President of the University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) consortium.  Krzic is Director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English, known as OPIE, a unit within the Department of Linguistics. UCIEP is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs […]

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October 30, 2014 at 6:44 pmNews

Jarvis to Become Executive Director of Language Learning

Dr. Scott Jarvis

After serving as Associate Editor for Language Learning for several years, Dr. Scott Jarvis, Professor of Linguistics, was elected to the journal’s Board of Directors in April 2011. Since then, he has been serving as the Associate Executive Director for the journal, and is set to become the new Executive […]

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October 29, 2014 at 8:58 amNews