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Nov 25, 2014
Associate French professor Kirsten Halling helped spur growth of Wright State’s French program, led French Immersion Days and nurtured appreciation of France.
Nov 18, 2014

The French club celebrated the Holiday season on Saturday November, 15 at Professor Daddah's house. Professors Daddah and Abadie cooked a traditional French meal with the students. The feast included some smoked salmon and foie gras (goose or duck liver) hors d'oeuvres, a pork roast with apples, a gratin dauphinois (a dish made with potatoes), green beans with toasted almonds and a chocolate bûche de Noël (a cake shaped like...

Nov 13, 2014

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the sixth presentation in its lecture series, "(De) Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spanish and Peruvian Films" by Dr. Melissa Doran, on November 12,  2014. Dr. Doran is an Instructor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Wright State. She discussed narratives of humanization and dehumanization as encountered in Helena Taberna’s film Yoyes (2001) and Fabrizio Aguilar’s film Paloma...

Nov 11, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Yuliya Walsh on the publication of her first book, "Forms Of Address In Contemporary Ukrainian Newspapers"!

Dr. Yuliya is an adjunct instructor of Russian in the Department of Modern Languages.

Click here for the book

 

 

Nov 11, 2014

Dr. Maan Broadstock recently gave a presentation at The STARTALK 2014 Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, Indiana. STARTALK is a national program that provides critical language education for students K-16, professional development for critical language teachers, and resources for the world language teaching and learning field. Dr. Broadstock served as the lead teacher for the University of Virginia STARTALK Student Program in...

Nov 11, 2014

The twelfth annual Wright State French Immersion Day took place again in the Student Union on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. In attendance were 192 upper level high school French students from eighteen area high schools: Sycamore, Jonathan Alder, Anna, Dublin Scioto, St Peter’s, Allen East, Miami East, Urbana, Van Wert, Colerain, Mt Vernon, Milford, William-Mason, Northwestern, West Liberty-Salem, Arlington, Carroll and Kettering-Fairmont.

All participating students signed a pledge to...

Nov 11, 2014
The Department of Modern Languages participated in the Fall Raiders Open house. This event was well attended and was hosted at the Student Union on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Professors Daddah, Halling, Du, Garrido and Orr were on deck to provide information and talk to new students about the various Modern Languages programs. Students learned about majors and minors, study abroad/ambassadors programs and much more.
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Nov 9, 2014

On November 7, 2014,  the French Business class students visited Dorothy Lane Market, located in Centerville. They met with Calvin Mayne, VP of Dorothy Lane Market. The visit included a tour of the supermarket, delivered by Fred Pfeiffer, store manager. The students enjoyed some delicious French food samples, and went through a French bread making demo while discussing the company’s marketing approach.

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Oct 29, 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, 32 Spanish students from Kettering Fairmont High School came to experience university life at Wright State.  The students arrived in the morning and visited two different Spanish classes. Professors Álvarez, Doran, Petreman, Richards, and Román welcomed these students to their classes, and  encouraged them to learn the day’s lesson and participate in the activities.  After a campus tour, the students enjoyed lunch at the Union Market where they ate with Spanish...

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