Global Meet & Greet
Meet our department's wonderful faculty members and amazing TAs (Teaching Assistants)!
Abisola Akinbola- TA for French
Meet Abisola Akinbola, one of our wonderful TAs for French! Abisola is from Nigeria and speaks French, English, and Yoruba.
Oksana Bomba - TA for Russian & Second Language Acquisition
Oksana Bomba is one of our wonderful TAs for Russian and Second Language Acquisition. Oksana is from Ukraine and speaks both Russian and Ukrainian. This interview was recorded in the Fall of 2021.
Martin Lalande - TA for French
Meet Martin Lalande, one of our very kind TAs for French! Martin comes from Canada and talks about the cities you can visit. In the captions are quotes of Martin discussing his hometown's history (off-screen).
Shinsaku Maruyama - TA for Japanese
Meet Shinsaku Maruyama, one of our amazing Teaching Assistants (TA) for Japanese!
Beibei Ren - TA for Chinese
Beibei Ren is one of our amazing TAs for Chinese! Beibei is from Anhui, an Eastern China province.
Anna Stepanyan - TA for German
Anna Stepanyan is a wonderful TA for our German courses. She comes from Armenia and speaks 5 different languages! In this video, Anna also teaches how to say "thank you" in Armenian.
Dr. Arbesú - Professor of Medieval & Golden Ages Spanish Literature
Meet Dr. Arbesú, part of our Spanish Faculty! Dr. Arbesú has a course on Medieval & Golden Ages in Spanish Literature. His book, "Libro de los gatos," was recently published by Cátedra
Professor Hagihara- Associate Instructor of Japanese
Professor Hagihara (Brian Thompson) is an Associate Instructor for Japanese! He was born in Yokohama, Japan, but grew up here in Tampa, FL.
Dr. Kantzios- Associate Professor of Classical Greek and Dept. Chair
Meet Dr. Ippokratis Kantzios! Instructor of Classical (Ancient) Greek and Greek literature! Dr. Kantzios is also the current Chair of the USF Department of World Languages.
Professor Paula-Davies: Senior Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish
Meet Professor Paula-Davies! She teaches both Portuguese and Spanish at USF. In this video she talks about some of her favorite things about Brazil.