Department of Modern Languages

Language Clubs

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Arabic Club

The Arabic Club has been formed to bring awareness to the Arabic language, enhance reading, writing, and speaking in the Arabic language on campus and throughout the community. Join us to discover different cultures and dialects of the Arabic world. Stop by for some Arabic coffee, Baklava, Hummus... or join us for a night of Arabic movie (with English subtitles!) and more! Open to everyone. 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Joshua Mabra


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Chinese Club

大家好! The Chinese Club (中文俱乐部)is for students who are interested in learning more about Chinese culture and language. We also welcome Chinese students to join us as well. For more information about our events please email our activity coordinator Lina Lin.


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French Club

Formed in 1999, the Wright State French Club sponsors the twice-a-month "café français," where students, professors and native speakers enjoy a stimulating hour of conversation in French; a "soirée française" at a local French restaurant, and screenings of French films. In addition, the French Club helps organize the annual French Immersion Day in November.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pascale Abadie


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German Club

German Club is a gathering of students of German and other German-speaking individuals. Get together with classmates, faculty, and others for an informal conversation in German. All students are invited to join the German Club.

What can the German Club do for YOU?

  • Practice your German
  • View German films and read magazines.
  • Receive free tutoring
  • Listen to popular German songs
  • Participate in excursions to German-related sites
  • Field Trips
  • Enjoy German foods and drinks

For times and dates of the Germanic Studies Association (German Club), contact the club officers.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Elfe Dona and Dr. Renate Sturdevant


German Club on Facebook

Spanish Club

The Wright State University Club is a campus organization strongly dedicated to promoting the Spanish language and culture. Each semester the club holds several activities such as movie nights, Scrabble night, mesas de conversación (conversation tables), and lectures dealing with the Hispanic culture. These events are organized by club officers and are overseen by our faculty advisors, Profesora Maria Astudillo, and Profesora Michelle Cipriano. Wright State students are able to participate in all club activities, assist in the planning of future events and run for available officer positions. If you are interested in being a member and would like to receive future activity information, please join us through our Engage page.

Faculty Advisors: Profesoras Melissa Doran y Ksenia Bonches Reeves


Spanish Club on Facebook

Honor Societies


Pi Delta Phi, Theta Epsilon Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Halling

Students who have completed at least one upper-division course in French, whose overall GPA is 3.0 or above, and whose GPA for all courses completed in French is at least a 3.25, are invited to join the WSU chapter of the national French honor society, Pi Delta Phi. The society recognizes outstanding academic work in French studies and a commitment to French and Francophone language, literature, and cultures. A formal initiation ceremony is held once a year, and the society occasionally sponsors other activities.


Delta Phi Alpha, Theta Iota Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elfe Dona

Interested in being a member of one of the most selective Honor Societies? Join the Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung (National German Honor Society), Delta Phi Alpha! Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature, and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man’s eternal search for peace and truth. Requirements include a minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent; a minimum GPA of 3.3 or its equivalent in German courses; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or its equivalent; and an indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.


Sigma Delta Pi, Iota Omega Chapter 

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Dorothy Álvarez 

Join the Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica: Sigma Delta Pi!

Sigma Delta Pi, established in 1919 at the University of California at Berkley, is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society that recognizes excellence, academic work, and offers incentives for scholarships.

Students who have completed at least three years of college-level Spanish, including at least one three-credit-hour class in Hispanic Literature or Hispanic Culture and Civilization; hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all Spanish courses taken, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are recommended and invited by the department faculty to become a member of Sigma Delta Pi. A formal initiation ceremony is held annually during the spring semester.

Did you know that its insignia is the royal seal of el rey Fernando and la reina Isabel that represents Castilla, León and Aragón?



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