Global Languages colloquia are presentations on current research by faculty, lecturers, and visiting scholars, giving individual presentations or informal group panels.


  • “Introductions 2.0: Re-asking Wie heißt du? Woher kommst du? in the Third Semester,” Anh Nguyen,
  • “VR in remote learning: a midterm project for/in the Spanish classroom,” Helena Belio-Apaolaza and Liana Ewald
  • “The effectiveness of implementing IPA (Integrated Performance Assessment) in post-secondary Korean Language courses,” Heeyeong Jung


  • Lecturer in German

Anh Nguyen is a Lecturer in German at MIT.

  • Lecturer in Spanish

Helena Belío-Apaolaza is a Lecturer in Spanish at MIT.

  • Senior Lecturer in Spanish

Liana Ewald has been teaching in the Spanish section at MIT since 2017. Prior to coming to MIT, she was Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at San Diego State University. She recently completed an online course on online language instruction through Michigan State University.

  • Senior Lecturer in Korean

Hee-Jeong Jeong is a Senior Lecturer in Korean. She developed and leads the Korean language curriculum at MIT, teaching at all levels.