Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Share Your Study Abroad Experience With Us!

Are you a Romance Language major/minor studying abroad in Cádiz (Spain), Lille and Paris (France), or Florence and Urbino (Italy)? Share your experience abroad with us and other Villanova students! Tweet us at @NovaRLL with your comments and pictures using the hashtag #NovaAbroad

Don't have Twitter? E-mail your pictures and comments to administrative assistant, Kelly McAnally, at

Your adventures and experiences could be re-tweeted and/or shared on our websites! Thank you and have a great time!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two job positions available in the World Language Department at Padua Academy!

Padua Academy, in Wilmington, Delaware, is actively seeking to fill two positions in their World Language Department beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  To accommodate their expanding enrollment in language courses, they will be hiring a teacher of Spanish, as well as a long-term substitute position for a teacher of French and Spanish. Should any graduating students be interested in either position, additional information is available on the academy's website:

Padua Academy is a four year Catholic high school for young women that was founded in 1954 by Rev. Joseph L. McCoy, O.S.F.S. and built by the members of St. Anthony of Padua parish. In the early years, members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia administered and staffed the school. To ensure a continuing tradition in the founding spirit, St. Francis de Sales and St. Francis of Assisi were chosen as the patrons of the school. The school's mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, and offers young women a transformational college preparatory education, challenging them to live Christ-centered lives of leadership and service.

Dr. Adriano Duque recipient of the 2013-2014 Villanova Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award!


Dr. Adriano Duque has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Villanova Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award. This Award carries a cash prize with it; it is great for Adriano and also for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Please join us in congratulating Adriano Duque for this much deserved award. His dedication to the undergraduate and graduate students has been justly acknowledged.

Here's to you Adriano!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Position for Full Time Spanish Teacher Available at Merion Mercy Academy!

Merion Mercy Academy, an independent, all girls Catholic High School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has an opening for a full time Spanish teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Degree and certification required. Experience preferred.  Please submit a resume to Mary Ann Danovich, Vice Principal for Academic Affairs, or or mail to:
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

Please visit for more information on how to apply.

Monday, May 19, 2014

20 Job Positions Available at City Year! Last day to apply is today 5/19/14!

DID YOU KNOW...that only 1/2 the students who start high school in big American cities graduate in 4 years? Learn how YOU can change this statistic. 

As graduation approaches and you look to secure that next step in your professional career, I hope you'll consider City Year. This 11-month position is designed for those from a variety of disciplines to kick start virtually any career path while doing something incredibly meaningful.

City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. In communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, these diverse young leaders help get students back on track to graduation by working to improve their attendance, behavior and course performance.

To ensure consideration for the Philadelphia location apply by May 19th at There are approximately 20 positions remaining.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

End of the Year Reminders!

The Department of Romance Languages Recognition Ceremony for all graduating Romance Language Majors will take place this Friday, May 16th from noon until 3pm in Garey Hall Lounge. Food and refreshments will be served and graduates will receive a cord and certificate of proficiency.

Students studying abroad this summer in Cadiz or Urbino should pick up their SOS cards in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures office (SAC 303) before leaving the country!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Job Opportunities available for Spanish Majors at Anne Arundel County Public Schools!

Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel County Public Schools is seeking qualified Spanish teachers for their middle and high school programs.  They offer courses that begin in 6th grade, through 12th grade, including IB and AP Language and Literature. Anne Arundel County Public Schools are a progressive school system and one of their initiatives is to elevate all students.  They believe that through an immersion-like setting, students will learn languages via performance and proficiency.  All graduating students can to apply at  Applicants will then be contacted for screening interviews.  

Friday, May 2, 2014

Good Luck on Final Exams!

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures wishes you all the best of luck on your final exams!