News and Events

In commemoration of World Refugee Day on June 20, the Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE), Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) presents the U, We and Refugees project – a week of commemorative public activities to highlight the plight, resilience and struggles of refugees.

June 23 | Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion. This event takes place from
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium, the UWI, St Augustine.

6:30 p.m. Film Screening of Warehoused at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium

June 27 | Film Screening of Beneath the Blindfold– This event takes place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium in commemoration of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

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About U, We and Refugees Project

The Caribbean is facing a growing influx of refugees with Belize and Trinidad and Tobago in particular being the most refugee receiving countries in the English speaking Caribbean. Current records show that over 620 asylum seekers and refugees in Trinidad and Tobago, compared with only 20 persons in 2013.

In this context the department of Modern Languages and Linguistics of The UWI and the Office of Community Engagement have undertaken a partnership with the Living Water Community and the Humanitarian Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (HARTT) for the integration of refugees through a project in Teaching English for Refugees.

 

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In the News

DMLL Research Notes

DMLL Research Notes Issue No. 3 (2016) is out! Visit the main page of DMLL Research Notes for earlier issues. DMLL Research Notes is a compilation which aims to present highlights of the multiplicity of research work which is taking place in the DMLL, at all levels - from undergraduate to Professor.

Spotlight on Modern Languages and Linguistics

Spotlight on Modern Languages and Linguistics aims to highlight the wealth of research work carried out in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

We follow this vibrant team of dedicated staff through their insightful comments on teaching and research in Modern Languages and Linguistics in the Caribbean. Click on the photos or on our staff members' names to view the video interview.

Regular Events

Monthly Staff Seminar Series

On the first Friday of every month, staff members of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies present their research in progress. This is series of regular, informal lunchtime meetings serving as a forum for academic staff to share and discuss aspects of their ongoing research with colleagues. 

We have heard from Dr Godfrey Steele, Dr Louis Regis, Dr Nicole Roberts and Ryan Durgasingh and Dr Giselle Rampaul, Rómulo Guédez, Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira, Dr Ben Braithwaite, and Dr Gabrielle Hezekiah. Go to our Monthly Staff Seminar Series page for more details of titles, abstracts (where available), dates and venues.

Annual Events

Our annual events include the following:

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