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Jul 22, 2014

Dr. Melissa Doran completed her PhD in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University in May 2014. Her dissertation, "(De)Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spain and Peru," examined the humanizing and dehumanizing discourses at play in the literary and filmic representation of the conflicts between the Spanish State and ETA and the Peruvian State and Sendero Luminoso. With a particular focus on the actors of these conflicts, her project...

Jul 17, 2014

The French Club celebrated Bastille Day at Professor Abadie's house on Sunday July 13th.
Each student and professor brought a French dish to share.
It was a great opportunity to speak French and enjoy some delicious French food!
Vive la révolution!

 

Jul 9, 2014


Dr. Maan Jiang Broadstock, Instructor of Chinese at Wright State University, was the Lead Teacher of  the University of Virginia's summer 2014 STARTALK Student Chinese Academy for Virginia high school students. She is pictured teaching Taichi fan.

Click on this link to see the UVA students' program and...

Jul 1, 2014

Dr. Pascale Abadie completed her PhD in the department of Romance Languages at the University of Cincinnati in March 2014.  Her dissertation, “Vers de nouveaux horizons dans la littérature Subsaharienne de Mariama Bâ à nos jours” studied how Sub-Saharan women authors have been writing since the 70s, it was with Mariama Bâ and her novel "So long a letter" that African women's literature finally became recognized as a genre. Bâ’s novel, published in 1979, has inspired many women to write...

May 21, 2014

The French cuisine and cinema summer class (FR 4940) is featured in the Guardian!

Click HERE to read the article!

May 14, 2014
 
Dr.Yuliya Walsh, adjunct teacher of Russian in the department of Modern Languages received her Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Culture from the Ohio State University on April 3, 2014.
 
The title of her dissertation is: "Forms of Address in Contemporary Ukrainian Newspapers. Morphology, Gender and Pragmatics." 
 
The ceremony took place on May 4,2014 at the Ohio State Stadium...
Apr 10, 2014

On Friday March 21st, the Chinese club met for its first craft and game night. A total of ten students attended. Professor Jiang Laoshi and Professor Du taught the students how to make traditional Chinese knotting. Everyone brought home a beautiful Chinese knot.

The students enjoyed making traditional crafts and playing games while speaking Chinese in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Apr 9, 2014

The Department of Modern Languages will be offering Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish classes during the Session A (May 12-June 19) and Session B (June 23-July 31) of the Summer semester.

The summer schedule will include a French cooking and movie class (FR 4940), a 1010 and 1020 Chinese classes, a "How German Impacts the world" (GER 4030) and "How Spanish Impacts the world" (SP4030) classes and many more!

Register today and join the fun!

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Apr 7, 2014
The Arabic Language Club officers and members recently attended and observed the Jumma prayer on Friday, March 28, 2014. Students of Arabic also participated in the outing, and were required to observe the rules of Islamic dress by wearing modest clothing. The women were also required to cover their hair. The Ahmad Samawi Mosque, which belongs to the Islamic Society of Greater Cincinnati, hosted the Arabic Club and students and provided a tour guide. In addition to the members of the...
Mar 26, 2014

On Friday March 14th, eleven students were nominated for lifetime membership in the Wright State chapter of Pi Delta Phi, la Société d’Honneur Française. They met the strict scholastic requirements for membership, having a minimum GPA of 3.25 in their French courses and a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
The Theta Epsilon chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society founded in 1906, upholds the Society's commitment to recognizing outstanding scholarship in the French language...

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