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Student Showcase

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.

Acting French

Acting French is designed to strengthen reading skills and oral command of the language through the study and performance of French plays.  The spring 2011 students performed a modified version of Alfred Jarry's burlesque play, Ubu roi, and provided light musical entertainment in between acts.

playbill-uburoi (PDF, 597 KB)

French Composition and Stylistics

In this course, students explore a variety of expository techniques from description, narration, dialogue, portraits, to the writing of letters. This semester, students also wrote a collective story (a mystery) in which they worked sometimes individually, sometimes in pairs, and sometimes as a group to define, compose, and select the successive chapters composing the story.

German on Stage

German on Stage is designed to strengthen reading skills and oral command of the language through the study and performance of German-language plays. In April 2010, our students performed Der Besuch der alten Dame by Friedrich Dürrenmatt; in April 2011, they performed Andorra by Max Frisch; in April 2012, they performed Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht; in April 2013, they performed Dürrenmatt's Die Physiker; in April 2014, they performed Brecht's Der gute Mensch von Sezuan; most recently, in April 2015, they performed Frisch's Biedermann und die Brandstifter.

Spring 2015

biedermann poster (PDF, 604 KB)
Program for Play (PDF, 4 MB)

Biedermann und die Brandstifter

Spring 2014

Brecht 2014 (JPG, 854 KB)

Der gute Mensch von Sezuan

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Cast Photo (JPG, 384 KB)

Der kaukasische Kreidekreis

Spring 2011

Andorra - Program (PDF, 467 KB)


Spring 2010

Al principio

Al principio is student poetry journal published by the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honors Society. Written exclusively in Spanish, the journal gives students the opportunity to publish their creative work. We also welcome contributions from faculty and staff. Send poems to Dr. Miriam Echeverría.