Modern Languages


Interest in Chinese booming at Wright State
Tai Chi Fan practice

Interest in learning Chinese has led to a dramatic increase in Chinese language courses, as well as a minor in Chinese studies, at Wright State. Continue reading

Wright State students visit France, meet WWII hero

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Excerpt “Every American should visit the Normandy beach landing sites and the American cemetery and museum because it’s a way to truly honor the sacrifices of those young American servicemen so long ago,” said Kaitlin Coyle, Wright State French major, … Continue reading

Regional students immerse themselves in Chinese language and culture

High school students learned about Chinese calligraphy during a workshop at  Chinese Immersion Day on Jan. 30.

High school and middle school students visited Wright State to learn more about Chinese culture and language during Chinese Immersion Day on Jan. 30. Continue reading

Professor Damaris Serrano wins national literary award from Panama

Professor Damaris Serrano wins national literary award from Panama

Spanish professor Damaris Serrano received the most prestigious literary award from her native Panama for an essay she wrote on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad and the Panama Canal. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading

Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research

Stefan Pugh
Stefan Pugh

Stefan Pugh, Ph.D., is the man who saved a language. Continue reading

Outstanding Instructor

Haili Du
Haili Du

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, … Continue reading

French student Brandon Broadwater says bonjour to Presidential Scholarship

Brandon Broadwater poses for a picture in Paris, France.

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.

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College experience for student Victor Colon includes lending a sympathetic ear

College experience for student Victor Colon includes lending a sympathetic ear

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. Continue reading

Ohio students to visit Wright State, immerse themselves in language fun

Photo of Wright State Presidnet David R. Hopkins and Immersion Day participants on stage dressed in ethnic gowns.

High school and college students from schools all over Ohio will visit Wright State to sharpen their bilingualism in coming weeks. Continue reading