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Dept. of Modern Languages
Centennial Hall 214
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Dr. Robert Fischer, Chair
Phone: 512.245.2360
Fax: 512.245.8298
info@modlang.txstate.edu

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Front view of Centennial HallThe Department of Modern Languages helps prepare Texas State University students for careers in education, international relations and business, and foreign service, as well as other professions. We offer majors and minors in Spanish, French and German, a minor in Japanese. We offer a comprehensive master's program in Spanish with courses in literature, linguistics, language, culture and film. In addition, through Extension Studies, the department offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and American Sign Language.

If you want to think globally, then you need to speak a foreign language. The Modern Language Association "regards the learning of languages other than English as vital to an understanding of the world; such learning serves as a portal to the literatures, cultures, historical perspectives, and human experiences that constitute the human record. Pragmatically, we believe in the value of becoming part of a global conversation in which knowledge of English is often not enough, and the security and future of our country depend on accurately understanding other cultures through their linguistic and cultural practices." READ MORE.

The faculty of the Department of Modern Languages publish internationally and are recognized for their expertise in literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and film. CALICO, an international journal and organization devoted to the use of technology in foreign language teaching, is housed in the department. The department also publishes Letras Hispanas: Revista de Literatura y Cultura, a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to publishing scholarly essays that engage topics in connection with Spanish, Latin American, and US Latino literatures and cultures. Beginning in 2015, the department will also host the Texas State German Contest.

We also host semester study programs in Japan and Spain, as well as summer study programs in Austria, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Japan and Spain. Find out how studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market.


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Upcoming Events

Film: Murmur of the Heart / Le Souffle au coeur

Apr 25, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Film: Murmur of the Heart / Le Souffle au coeurFrench Film Series: Old Waves/New Waves: 1958-1971
Le Ciné-Club Français: Weekly screenings of French and Francophone films. Open to the general public.


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Deparment of Modern Languages
Contact:
Jennifer Forrest, 512-245-2360
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Student Showcase

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Students enrolled in upper-division courses in French, German, and Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages produce academic and creative work that showcases their increasing proficiency in their languages of choice. Here are examples of the ways students in Modern Languages make use of their language(s) in the classroom, on the Web, in front of the camera, and on the stage.


Departmental Announcements

Spring 2014

The Department of Modern Languages congratulates:

Alpha Chi Favorite Professors 2014

Alpha Chi Favorite Professors at Reception (minus Dr. Forrest)

Ms. Ida Benavides, Spanish
Dr. Michael Conner, German
Dr. Margaret Dunaway, Spanish
Dr. Jennifer Forrest, French (not pictured)
Dr. Carole Martin, French

Scholarship Recipients

Claire Davis (Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany)
Krystal Kurtz (Roberto Galván/San Marcos Lions Club Scholarship)
Laura Ortiz (Roberto Galván/San Marcos Lions Club Scholarship)
Walter Brinker (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)
Krystal Kurtz (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)

Liberal Arts Excellence Awardees:

French: German: Spanish:  
Geoffrey Ashford
Tanya Campos
David Mebane
José Manuel González Izquierdo
Maximilian Hall
David Mebane
Emma Olsson
Anthony Bergamasco
Michelle Bonano
Walter Brinker III
Joseph Brownfield
Gregory Caparis
Tanya Campos
Escarlett Cubas Condor
Sebastian Domenech
Samantha Hankins
Brandi Hentges
Erin Johnson
Aurelia Martinez Castaneda
Rebecca Silvas
Enrique Solis
Mollyanne Vasquez

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Modern Languages

Erin N. Johnson

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Liberal Arts

Erin N. Johnson

Outstanding Graduate Student in Spanish

Lorella DiGregorio

 

Texas State German Contest

Beginning in 2015, the Department of Modern Languages will host the Texas State German Contest.

Texas State German Contest logo

Spring 2013

The Department of Modern Languages congratulates:

Scholarship Recipients:

John Mades (Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany)
Emily Rothbauer (Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany)
Alejandra de la Mora de la Rosa (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)
Katie Wotipka (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)
Alejandra de la Mora de la Rosa (Roberto Galván/San Marcos Lions Club Scholarship)
Alejandra de la Mora de la Rosa (Thomas and Helen Cox Scholarship)
Chloé Roundtree, French (Pi Delta Phi Yedlicka Scholarship)
Maria Elena Zavaleta (Harold and Betty Marburger Scholarship)

Liberal Arts Excellence Awardees:

French: German: Spanish:  
Amanda Alvarez
Gaëtan Carpentier
David Mebane
Branden Neubig
Trong Phan
Daniel Ponzio
Claire Davis
David Mebane
Emily Rothbauer
Ivette Aguilar
Julia Ancira
Tanya Campos
Alejandra de la Mora de la Rosa
Sebastian Domenech
Erin Johnson
Larisa Kulis
Raquel Osher
Katie Wotipka

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Modern Languages:

Katie Wotipka

 

Outstanding Graduate Student in Spanish:

Kayla Mireles

 

Spring 2012

The Department of Modern Languages congratulates:

Scholarship Recipients:

José Martínez, Spanish (Roberto Galván/San Marcos Lions Club Scholarship)
Laura Provvidente, French (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)
Maricela Hernández-Hargrove, Spanish (Graduate Student Merrick Scholarship)

Liberal Arts Excellence Awardees:

French: German: Spanish:  
Katie Blackwell
Amber Daughn
Devin Halpine
Larissa Larson
Suzanne McIntosh
David Mebane
Branden Neubig
Trong Phan
Daniel Ponzio
Laura Provvidente
Elliott Taylor
John Mades
David Mebane
Emily Rothbauer
Mercedes Werkmann
Katie Blackwell
Sergio De Anda Ruiz
Zachary González
Larisa Kulis
Lee Landrum
Brittany McFalls
Raquel Osher
Sean Slaughter
Michael Wilson

 

 

Outstanding Graduate Student in Spanish:

Stephanie Krueger

 

Fall 2011

The Department of Modern Languages congratulates:

Le Cercle Français/Pi Delta Phi, chosen as a Bobcat Leader - Student Organization of the Month for November 2011

 

Spring 2011

The Department of Modern Languages congratulates:

Scholarship Recipients:

Melissa Spangler, Spanish (Galván Scholarship)
Devine Rose Halpine, French (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)
Elizabeth Prestwood, German (Elizabeth Topper Nash Scholarship)

Liberal Arts Excellence Awardees:

French: German: Spanish:  
Devin Rose Halpine
Larissa Faith Larson
Suzanne McIntosh
Bradley Barr
John Erec Mades
Elizabeth A. Prestwood
Katie L. Costa
Gonzalo Gutiérrez
Erin Johnson
Kace A. Layton
Brittany L. McFalls
Cinthia Pedraza
Michael A. Wilson

Outstanding Graduate Student in Spanish:

Carolina Wilson