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Jan 25, 2017
The French Club celebrated the Epiphany on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Professor Abadie made a delicious traditional "galette des rois." (Kings cake) It was a great opportunity to speak French and enjoy some delicious French food.
Dec 13, 2016
On December 10, 2016, twenty Chinese teachers came to Wright State University to attend the 8th annual Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) Dayton/Cincinnati Regional Meeting. The meeting was hosted  by the  Department of Modern Languages at Millett Hall 401 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Dr. Maan Broadstock and Professor Haili Du have organized this event at Wright State since 2011.  Dr. Broadstock and five other local Chinese teachers shared their effective teaching strategies, foreign...
Dec 8, 2016
The Club de Español gathered at Profesora Cipriano’s house to make authentic dishes from México y España.  Profesoras Astudillo and Cipriano guided the students as they prepared the foods for dinner.  The students made chicken enchiladas, beef empanadas, rice with vegetables, ham and cheese in puff pastry, and a Spanish tortilla, which is a potato and onion omelet.  The students also tried Manchego cheese, quince paste, turrón (a type of nougat typical during the Christmas holiday) and a...
Dec 6, 2016
On December 2, 2016, French professors, Pascale Abadie and Karine Daddah took their French 2010 classes to the Senegalese restaurant Teranga in Cincinnati. Each student had to present a personal story using a personal object they brought to help illustrate it. The students did a presentation on Senegal and West African countries in class. The experience was great as it allowed students to leverage what they have learned in class and connect their knowledge to real life experience. Students...
Nov 22, 2016
On Friday November18, 2016, professors Abadie and Daddah, organized a “Conversation Evening" for their French Conversation classes. They invited their students to an evening of conversation and good food at the Campus Ministry Kitchen. The students conversed with a group of French speaking people from Mauritania, Rwanda, France, Koweit, France, Senegal and Belgium. Each French speaking participant brought a dish from their country and introduced it to the audience. The students then conversed...
Nov 21, 2016
Tasha Fox has taken study abroad trips to Belgium, Tanzania, China, France and Israel.
Nov 18, 2016
Brontee Jeffries, who has served in the Air National Guard for three years, currently works as an aviation resource manager in the179th Airlift Wing operations group.
Nov 15, 2016
Pascale Abadie, an assistant professor of French, is a driving force of Wright State’s France Ambassador Program.
Nov 15, 2016
The French Club celebrated the Holiday season on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Professor Daddah's house. Professors Daddah and Abadie cooked a traditional French meal with the students. The feast included some smoked salmon appetizers,  goat cheese and apple salad, roasted pork loin with herbes de Provence, grilled root vegetables and the traditional apple and pear tarte. Miam!  It was a great opportunity to speak French and enjoy some delicious French food.
Nov 15, 2016
Our 2016 Spanish Immersion Day was a great success! On November 8, 215 students and 14 teachers from 10 schools joined us to celebrate the diversity in the Caribbean. Interactive sessions led by faculty and students focused on cultural etiquette, doing business in the Caribbean, Spanglish, trivia games, and learning to dance salsa and merengue. A special hands-on session led by the Spanish club involved learning about the humble Costa Rican coffee cart as a work of art and cultural patrimony,...

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