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Department of Modern Languages


Nov 19, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar, Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature and Language in the Department of Modern Languages at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, who completed her PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto in 2013. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary peninsular literature, gender and cultural studies. Her dissertation, “Fathers to a Fatherless Nation: From Abjection to Legacy in Spanish and Catalan Autobiographies...
Nov 15, 2013
The eleventh annual Wright State French Immersion Day took place again in the Student Union on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. In attendance were 241 upper level high school French students from fourteen area high schools:  Oakwood, St. Xavier, Sycamore, Jonathan Alder, Anna, Dublin Scioto, Allen East, Miami East, Chaminade-Julienne, Finneytown, Franklin City, West Liberty-Salem, Arlington, and Kettering-Fairmont. All participating students signed a pledge to speak only French during a day of...
Nov 7, 2013
On October 18, 2013, the French Business class students visited Dorothy Lane Market, located in Centerville. They met with Calvin Mayne, VP of Dorothy Lane Market. The visit included a tour of the supermarket, delivered by Calvin Mayne in French. The students enjoyed some delicious French food samples, and went through a French bread making demo while discussing the company’s marketing approach.  
Aug 6, 2013
Stefan Pugh, Ph.D., is the man who saved a language.
Aug 6, 2013
As an instructor of Chinese, Haili Du contributes greatly to Wright State’s commitment to foster global citizens. A skilled and passionate teacher, Du goes above and beyond for her students and is committed to their success. A creative classroom instructor, …
May 23, 2013
At the end of spring semester, French language lover Brandon Broadwater bid a brief adieu to the United States in order to soak up the language and culture in France.
Apr 15, 2013
The phone rings in the middle of the night, jarring him awake. On the line is a Wright State student in a full-blown meltdown over a personal crisis—a failed test, financial worries or a broken heart.
Oct 18, 2012
High school and college students from schools all over Ohio will visit Wright State to sharpen their bilingualism in coming weeks.
Aug 17, 2012
Seventy-two-year-old Tom Miller collected six sheepskins—bachelor’s degrees in political science, international studies, liberal studies, modern languages, anthropology, and geography—when he took the stage at the June commencement. “I’m a student of learning,” Miller said. “I used the courses as a …
Oct 27, 2011
Experts say the best way to learn a language is to surround yourself with people who speak only that language.


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