Department of Modern Languages

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages at Wright State!

We offer majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish; minors in Arabic, Chinese, and Chinese studies; and introductory Italian.

Our course offerings are fresh and varied, including film and media, literatures, cultures, and languages for professions. We regularly update our curriculum to include diverse perspectives and 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 China, France, Germany, 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, German, 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

When she begins her Fulbright experience in Taiwan this summer, it will be the fifth foreign country Emma Peterson has lived and studied in during the past four years.
Amanda Harris, a communication studies student who interns in the New Media Incubator, helped beginning French students work on their language skills by producing storytelling videos.

Department News

Autumn Festival with the Chinese Club

On Sunday, September 15, the Chinese Club at WSU hosted the annual Fall semester event, Mid-Autumn Festival at the Fairborn Community Park.

French lesson

Wright State alum David Hardman uses French skills as springboard to life in France
Wright State graduate David Hardman fell in love with France while studying abroad.

The French Club at the Fall Fest!

On Friday, August 30, 2019, the French club participated in the Fall Fest!  Wright State students were introduced to the French language and programs while enjoying some yummy French candies.

 

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