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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

Spring Semester End of Year Award Ceremony

On Friday April 18, 2019, The Department of Modern Languages hosted their Spring Semester End of Year Award Ceremony. They celebrated their students and enjoyed refreshments, food and door prizes!

Opening the doors of opportunity

Retired Wright State professor Pierre Horn establishes a scholarship for students studying French
Pierre Horn, who taught at Wright State for 24 years, hopes his scholarship will encourage students to study French and travel to France or Quebec to improve their speaking ability.


Wednesday, April 24, Noon to 1 pm
106 Millett
Friday, April 26, 11 am to Noon
— Canceled
Multicultural center Millett Hall
Friday, April 26, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
— Canceled
Multicultural center Millett Hall

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