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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

Symposium of Student Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Award

Congratulations to French Major, Jaclyn Schmitz  mentored by Kirsten HallingExperiences of the "Great War" on her Symposium of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Award!  

FR 2020 classes at the Lebanese Restaurant

On Friday April 13, 2018, French professors, Pascale Abadie and Karine Daddah took their French 2020 classes to the Lebanese restaurant Cedar Land in Dayton.


Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 27
Multicultural Lounge (161 Millett Hall)
Monday, April 30, 3 pm to 5 pm
1st floor Millett Hall
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9 am to 2 pm
Student Union

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