The next registration period for our foreign language courses is: January 14 - January 18, 2019. Teaching begins on January 19, 2019.
Welcome to all new and returning students! In order to improve the quality of our teaching we will be seeking student feedback via a course review survey disseminated midway through the semester and at the end. We would like to encourage all students to complete this survey.
The Self-Access Facility is now open! Opening hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Questions? Queries? Please use our online Contact Form.
The CLL is pleased to be partnering with the The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago to host its first ever Japanese Speech Contest! Participants will present a speech on the theme: "What Japan Means to Me" for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Dominican Republic as the representative of Trinidad and Tobago at The Central America and The Caribbean Japanese Language Speech Contest in October 2018. Application deadline: July 24th 2018.
The highlight of our academic year is our End-of-Year Concert! We look forward to the many entertaining student and tutor performances, as well as the melodious performances from Los Paranderos de UWI. Tickets will go on sale in November.
The CLL's 20th Anniversary culminated with our triennial Open House, which took place on March 23 & 24, 2018. We would like to thank all our students, staff, sponsors and well-wishers for their support in making our Open House a great success! View our Open House album here.
Professor Balasubramanian Kumaravadivelu is Professor of Linguistics and Language Development at San Jose State University in California. He is an eminent Applied Linguist with degrees from the University of Madras, the University of Lancaster and the University of Michigan. He is currently working on his latest book on identity and is keen on sharing his research and critical analysis with us via a lecture entitled “Identity and Identity Formation in a Globalized and Digitalized Society” to be delivered in the CLL Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine. Prof. Kumaravadivelu will also celebrate his 70th birthday on January 09. We look forward to hearing a thought-provoking and inspiring lecture as the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies welcomes Prof. Kumaravadivelu to the Caribbean and salutes him on his 70th birthday. View his presentation here.
Professor Emerita Rosemary Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). She led the worldwide association of humanities scholars from 2002 to 2017. Among her many accomplishments as Executive Director of the MLA, Rosemary Feal spearheaded several major initiatives, including Connected Academics, a project that prepares doctoral students of language and literature for a wide range of professional careers. Her lecture aims to situate the humanities in the broad context of academic disciplines and societies at large, at a time where significant emphasis is placed on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is well known that the study of the humanities is undergoing serious challenges on university campuses in Anglophone countries like the United States and the United Kingdom as the financial viability of programs is constantly being called into question. At the same time, in countries where higher education has traditionally been focused on technological professions and teacher preparation, we are witnessing the rise of an innovative kind of humanities. Proof of the success of the humanities is the desire on the part of students to attain a liberal arts education, often in the United States, which is subsequently applied to careers outside of the traditional fields. We look forward to a high-quality, thought-provoking lecture as the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies welcomes Prof. Feal. View her presentation here.
Congratulations to the many students, teachers and parents that made our second "Languages for Life" Competition a success! During the competition period: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018, we received some 59 submissions, representing 17 schools around Trinidad and Tobago. The winners were as follows:
Essay: 1st Place - Bilqees Mohammed (St. Augustine Girls' High School); 2nd Place - Dylan Kowlessar (Hillview College) and Keriann Manichan (St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando); 3rd Place - Abrianna Matthew (St. Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain) and Leandro Seepersad (Hillivew College)
Poster: 1st Place - Narisa Aladeen (Rio Claro West Secondary); 2nd Place - Ammy Boodhu (Rio Claro West Secondary); 3rd Place - Alexia Soogrim (St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando)
Spoken word: 1st Place - Zachary Joel (Northgate College); 2nd Place - Brittany Forde (St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando); 3rd Place - Seana Couch (St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando)
Short film (Group Prize): 1st Place - Khadija Khan, Natalia Lall, Surisha Rambaran (ASJA Girls' Hindu College, San Fernando); 2nd Place - Ana Liu, Michelle Tai, Solange Salandy (St. Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain); 3rd Place - Marilyn Carrington (Five Rivers Secondary)
View the Prize Giving Ceremony here.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Korea, the CLL was thrilled to officially open the Korea Corner on November 28, 2017. This modern, inviting space is dedicated to the promotion of the learning of the Korean language and the discovery of its culture.
This year the CLL's End-of-Year Concert will be even bigger since we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary! All are invited to join us in celebrating 20 years of foreign language learning! Tickets cost $50 and are available at the Administrative Office on the ground floor of the CLL. Tickets bought on or before November 4 will be entered in our Early Bird draw!
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine , Trinidad
Tel: (868) 662-2002
Fax: (868) 663-9684