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

There’s no place like home. And for Yoon-Jae Yi, a psychology and French major, that place is Wright State University.
Rebekah Wyse decided to major in social work at Wright State so she could help others.

Department News

Food group

Wright State’s French faculty members produce instructional cooking videos in their own kitchens
Faculty members produce videos to help current and former Wright State students practice their French and cooking skills.

Stepping up

Wright State student Rachael Mckinney helping women of Colombia with Footprints With Hope
Through her foundation Footprints With Hope, Rachael Mckinney has helped women in Colombia develop skills that foster independence.

Full contact

Wright State nursing alumna Erin Mustard on the front lines of fighting spread of coronavirus
Erin Mustard, who earned bachelor's degrees in nursing and Spanish from Wright State, is doing contact tracing of COVID-19 patients for the Clinton County Health District.

 

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