Department of Modern Languages


Feb 24, 2017
On Wednesday February 20th, 2016, Students of Intermediate and Levantine Arabic celebrated with Kuwaiti students the Kuwait National Day. Students of Arabic enjoyed Kuwaiti music, authentic food, deserts, Henna and endless tiny cups of Arabic coffee and tea while chatting in Arabic with our international Kuwaiti students.
Feb 20, 2017
French professor, Kirsten Halling and Spanish senior lecturer, Dorothy Alvarez wrote an article: "Franco-Hispanic Cooperation: Synergy in Multiple Language Departments.” that was accepted and appeared in the latest ADFL Bulletin.  Scroll down, and you’ll see “Franco-Hispanic Cooperation: Synergy in Multiple Language Departments.” Click on the pdf and enjoy a great and informative read!   LINK to the article     
Feb 8, 2017
 The Chinese Club had a great turn out of Chinese and American students at this year's Dumpling Party on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. We celebrated the spring festival and the beginning of the lunar new year, by making vegetarian and beef dumplings, a traditional new year's food. The process took over two hours, from mixing the filling, to wrapping the dumplings and frying the finished product. We made over 400 dumplings and everyone left happy and full!
Feb 6, 2017
Khaled Jaber, a liberal studies major who grew up in Jordan, will intern at Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley to support refugee families in the area.
Feb 1, 2017
The Department of Modern Languages hosted the fourth Chinese Immersion Day on January 26, 2017 in the Student Union Apollo Room. Chinese Instructors, Haili Du and Maan Broadstock, organized the immersion experience for around 110 high and middle school students with at least one year of Chinese language instruction. Together, we celebrated the Year of the Rooster and helped students deepen their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. The students and their teachers represented five...
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...


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