News and Events


Apr 24, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 dueling Chefs and French professors Karine Daddah and Pascale Abadie battled it out behind the grill at BD Mongolian Grill to support the students fundraiser for the French Ambassador Program! It was a fun and entertaining evening!

Apr 21, 2015

French professors Abadie, Halling, Daddah and WSU French Alumna Kayla Schaub attended the 2015 OFLA (Ohio Foreign Language Association) annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio on April 16th and 17th.  

Professors Abadie and Halling conducted the "Change your tune! Beat the Blues by Updating Your French Music Selections" workshop.

In this workshop, they presented biographies of 2014's most successful Francophone performers, along with their catchiest...

Apr 17, 2015

On Friday, April 10th, 7 students were nominated for lifetime membership in the Wright State chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, la Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica. These students met the overall requirements for membership, holding a minimum 3.0 GPA in their Spanish courses and a 3.2 overall GPA, as well as having successfully completed at least one course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization.

The Iota Omega chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the...

Apr 17, 2015

This semester, Francisco Marques-Vuelta taught members of the Spanish Club to play la escoba, a Spanish card game. Students were provided with the rules in both Spanish and English and formed groups of 4 to play. One lucky student even left the event with her very own deck of Spanish playing cards! 

Apr 13, 2015

On Friday April 10th, 2015, the department of Modern Languages organized and co-sponsored its annual "Favorite Poems Friday" event with the department of English.

 French, Spanish, Italian Arabic, Japanese and Chinese were some of the languages represented.

Thanks to all those who were able to participate, especially to those students who read poems in their original language.


Apr 13, 2015

On Friday April 10th, 2015, five students were nominated for lifetime membership in the Wright State chapter of Delta Phi Alpha.

The purpose of Delta Phi Alpha is to recognize outstanding achievement in the German language and its literatures, and to enlarge the appreciation for the cultural contributions of the German-speaking world, and to promote German cultural activities.

We celebrated their accomplishment with...

Apr 13, 2015

The Wright State students and Chinese club members enjoyed a demonstration and mini-lesson from martial arts master Benny Meng this past Friday. Meng, an instructor from a local martial arts school, introduced the students to the philosophy and practice of martial arts from the Shaolin temple. The students learned to focus on the moment, relax, and respond to an assailant. Of course, Meng’s best advice concerning self-defense is to...

Apr 9, 2015
On April 7th, 2015,  French Instructor, Ben Hirt, from the Department of Modern Languages taught the French Club members how to make delicious French butter at the Rockafield Alumni Center kitchen.
Everybody had a great time, not only speaking French in a relaxed atmosphere, but also, and most importantly, making and tasting some homemade and delicious butter, enjoyed with French Baguette.
Apr 3, 2015
A shared public reading of John Milton’s epic, 10,000-line poem “Paradise Lost” is expected to draw more than 100 visitors when it occurs on Tuesday, April 7, in the Student Union as part of National Poetry Month.
Mar 30, 2015

As part of a serving learning project, French professors Abadie and Daddah took their French conversation students to the Bellbrook Middle School on March 19, 20, 24 and 27 to promote the French language.

The French conversation class taught the students some fundamentals on learning the French language. During the sessions, Wright State students delivered a great presentation to the Bellbrook classes. The main topic was centered around “why speaking French” can be an important skill...