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The Department of Modern Languages 



March 30th, 2015 by admin
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Stop by the Spring Semester Internship Workshop is this Thursday, April 16th!

 This event is hosted by Jessica Carter from the Career & Leadership Development Center

3:00-4:00pm in Gordy 309


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Celebrate the retirement of Tom Franz with the Department of Modern Languages!


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The Department of Modern Languages is thrilled to announce the promotion of seven (7) faculty members this year. Congratulations to all of them for their hard work:

 moretti  Brigitte Moretti-Coski: Promotion to Senior Lecturer    
denbowe Signe Denbow: Promotion to Senior Lecturer
belousoua_1 Vera Belousova: Promotion to Senior Lecturer
steigera Annette Steigerwald: Promotion to Senior Lecturer
trappc Carisa Trapp: Promotion to Associate Lecturer
sisson Michael Sisson: Promotion to Associate Lecturer



The OU Russian Program is proud to announce that eleven Russian students (ten First-Year students and one Third-Year student) participated in the 2015 Undergraduate Competition (Olympiada) of Spoken Russian, which this year was hosted by Kent University. Tested on an oral interview, a poem recitation, and a presentation on a random topic, students competed within their respective levels in the all-day event dedicated to expanding and recognizing students’ achievements in Russian language. Our wonderful students delivered again! This is a great success for our Russian Program and Mila and Vera  could not be more proud and happier! 

Olympiada All Participants


Olympiada Katia  Kathleen Meehan (RUS 1120) took 3rd place in the Level 1 category.
Olympiada Misha Michael Abelev (RUS 1120) took 1st place in the Heritage Learner category
Olympiada Anna Anna Mendlein (RUS 3120) took 1st place in Level 3.

February 12th, 2015 by admin
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The Department of Modern Languages is delighted to announce the following awards:


 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Hannah Abrahamson, HTC Spanish major and History major – Lived Experiences in the New World: Women in 16th Century Colonial México in Spain  

Brian Vadakin, HTC Spanish major – “A Better Path to Prosperity? Rural Community Tourism in Three Costa Rican Cooperatives” in Costa Rica 



Nicholas Koehling, German major - English Teaching Assistantship to Germany


Student Enhancement Award:

Julianna Coleman, HTC Spanish major and HTC English major –“Que cuenten las mujeres / “Let the Women Speak”


Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award

In 1987, the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award was inaugurated by the Provost to recognize outstanding teaching done by graduate teaching associates at Ohio University.  Unlike other universities with similar awards, the selection process at Ohio University is conducted entirely by undergraduate students who volunteer their time to serve on the selection committee. The finalists for the award were determined through undergraduate student nominations that were collected through an online ballot. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Joe Cimino, Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award      



For Spanish and German majors, as well as education language majors, your required study abroad programs must be:

Minimum 5 weeks

Total language immersion (no courses in English)


Please contact DML if you have questions. 


Ohio University, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, is proud to present the French Symposium: French for Specific Purposes
Find information regarding travel and accommodation here, and the application here.

For more information contact the Office of Global Opportunities.
15 Park Place




Learning Community Award

Dr.Lois Vines, Professor of French and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities, is the co-recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by University College and the Learning Communities Program on January 25, 2015.  Candidates are nominated by students participating in the more than 200 Learning Communities at Ohio University, which are designed to engage first-year students in academic and social activities as soon as they arrive on campus.  Dr. Vines created the Learning Community “Foreign Languages and Intercultural Connections” for participants studying other languages, linguistics, and any field in which they would like to continue perfecting language competence.  The group of about fifteen students take a common course and a weekly seminar directed by Dr. Vines that introduces them to the many international opportunities offered on campus and abroad.  They learn, for example, how to earn a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and how to prepare to be a candidate for nationally competitive awards. During the ten years Dr. Vines has been a seminar instructor, three of her students have been recipients of a Fulbright award, a highly competitive national honor.   



Congratulations to Barb Reichenbach for writing the massive NCATE reports and winning: National recognition for the Spanish, French and German education licensure programs, sponsored by the DML. Here is a link to the article! 




Combine your passion for film, culture,  and language through attending the Spring German Film Series! All events are open to the public and shown with English subtitles. 

Interested in Study Abroad in Merida, Mexico? Follow the group’s adventures on facebook