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Welcome to Modern Languages!

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages! There are many ways to expand your horizons:

  • Choose to major in French, German, or Spanish.
  • Add a minor in Arabic, Chinese, Chinese Studies, French, German, or Spanish.
  • Have you studied beginning and intermediate Japanese? Continue with 3rd-year Japanese.
  • Get involved in our language clubs or participate in a personalized study abroad program with our faculty.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Department of Modern Languages supports the university mission of transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

The Department fulfills this mission by providing high quality, innovative programs that follow best practices in language teaching, supporting students' ongoing development of language proficiency as well as their research and creative endeavors, and providing cultural immersion and service learning opportunities in communities both at home and abroad.

Modern Languages News

Holiday cookies with the German Club!

German professors, Dr. Dona, Frau Powers, and Dr. Sturdevant hosting an evening of Holiday fun with cookie decorating and watching a German fairy tale. 

German Club volunteering at Germania Society

Brenna Marce, President of the German Club and Dr. Sturdevant volunteering at Germania Society. 

The German Club enjoyed the start of the Holiday Season with a trip to Germania Society, eating seasonal Christmas food and listening to great music. 


Monday, February 25, 7 pm to 9 pm
Carmel’s 1025 Shroyer Rd. Dayton
Wednesday, February 27, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
2nd floor Millett Atrium
Wednesday, February 27, 5 pm to 6 pm
Millett 106

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