Department of Modern Languages

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages at Wright State!

We offer majors, minors, and undergraduate and graduate certificates in French and Spanish; two years of Arabic, Chinese, and German; and introductory Italian.

Our course offerings are fresh and varied, including film and media, literature, cultures, and languages for professions. We regularly update our curriculum to include diverse perspectives and the latest authentic materials from language communities around the world. Through immersive, proficiency-based teaching, we empower you to speak your language of choice from day one and guide you every step of the way as you become confident speakers and writers.

Our award-winning faculty advisors establish close mentoring relationships with the students. We strive to provide you with an optimal curricular path to graduation, and we work on finding study abroad, service-learning, internship, scholarship, and extracurricular opportunities that best serve your goals.

We regularly offer faculty-led short-term summer study abroad programs in France, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Many of our students also pursue semester- and year-long study abroad opportunities through the University Center of International Education.

We fulfill the critical need for foreign language teachers through the combined B.A. with licensure in French and Spanish. Our recent graduates pursue M.A. and Ph.D. programs at universities across Ohio and elsewhere. Our graduates work as bilingual doctors, lawyers, business executives, and artists. They teach English and serve in the Peace Corps abroad. We are proud of our alumni, who make a difference locally as well as worldwide.

Learning a foreign language brings innumerable benefits. You will enhance your career choices and marketability, improve your analytical and problem-solving skills, gain fresh perspectives on cultures and communities around the world including your own, and gain new friends.

We encourage you to meet with our faculty advisors, explore our programs, and immerse yourselves in the study of a foreign language.

On behalf of Modern Languages faculty,

Dr. Ksenia Bonch Reeves,
Chair and Professor of Spanish

Success Stories

The floor of the Wright State Nutter Center holds a special place in Ayauna Goodwin's heart.
Jazline Gomez, who majors in psychology and Spanish at Wright State, named her restaurant, Pepe’s Mexican Flavors, after her father.

Department News

Spanish Sigma Delta Pi

Congratulations to the Spanish Sigma Delta Pi candidates!

Victoria Bartlett

Elizabeth Ling

Evalynn Orme

Gabrielle A. Tebo

Ashe E. Trent

Maytee Valladares

Gary Schmidt of Coastal Carolina University named dean of College of Liberal Arts at Wright State

Gary Schmidt is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and community engagement for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

Nearly 1,200 students to graduate at Wright State’s fall commencement

Wright State will hold commencement ceremonies in the Wright State Nutter Center for its Graduate School on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and for undergraduate students on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

 

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