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German Club Upcoming Events!: Do you like coffee, movies, trivia, or board games? If you answered yes to any, then be sure to check out the German Club’s upcoming events!
Alumni Spotlight- Josephine Ockrassa: Josephine graduated from SSU in 2019 with a BA in German Cultural Studies, and a minor in Music. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree at SSU in History. Click here to see her full interview. 
French Club Movie Night! 10/07/21: Bonjour Tout le Monde! Today @ 7:30pm, the French Club will be having a hybrid meeting where you can zoom in or you can go to Salazar Hall 2024 to watch "Il a déjà tes yeux" a heartwarming film about an adoptive mixed-race family facing the challenges of parenthood. See you there!
Kaffeestunde: SSU’s weekly informal German conversation hour facilitated by our Fulbright FLTA Yasemin Schünemann! Come and join us! We meet every Tuesday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in SIP/Student Center. Click here for more information!
German Film Screening & Discussion TODAY 9/29, 7:15 p.m. in 2020 Salazar: Hallo and Welcome to our third film screening of the German Klub!
Fall 2021 German Film Series Fall 2021 German Film Series: The German Club presents their Fall 2021 German Film Nights! All are welcome to join Yasemin, our Fulbright FLTA, and the German Club every other Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in Salazar 2020!
Sarah Heyward An interview with French alum Sarah Heyward: Sarah Heyward interview. I was a double major in French and Studio Art.
elise Alumni Spotlight-Elise Manzanillo: Elise graduated in 2018 with a special major in German Cultural Studies from SSU. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s Direct Entry Nursing program at Columbia University
Alessa Alumni Spotlight-Alessa Rigal: Alessa graduated in 2008 with a double major in French and Global Studies, and a minor in Spanish.
holly Alumni Spotlight-Holly Blevins: Holly Blevins (Lyon), a 2018 graduate with a special major in German Cultural Studies, is working on an MSc at the University of Potsdam.
erica Alumni Spotlight-Erica Forster: Erica Forster, a 2013 graduate of the BA program in French, lives in Paris, France, and is the Operations Manager for The Tour Guy guided tours company. French Professor Suzanne Toczyski interviewed Erica via Zoom.
shani langford Alumni Spotlight-Shani Langford: Shani Langford is a 2012 graduate of the BA program in Spanish who lives in Washington, D.C. and works for the US Department of Agriculture.

Welcome to Sonoma State! We are excited to be planning for our fall semester. In choosing the fall schedule we worked to create a balance of remote and face to face instruction to best support our students.

The programs and courses of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures make accessible to students the languages, literatures, and cultures of France and the Francophone world, Germany and other German-speaking countries, and Spain and Latin America.

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Bienvenue!

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, I welcome our students to the 2021-2022 academic year! My colleagues and I look forward to working with you as you progress in your studies.

We also welcome our Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant Yasemin Schünemann from the University of Stuttgart in Germany! We are thrilled that SSU is participating in the prestigious Fulbright program that sent 12 German students to the USA this year. We are privileged to host one of these select students at SSU, which is the only campus in the CSU and in California participating in the Fulbright FLTA Program. Yasemin will assist our German language learners and also serve as cultural ambassador for all students on campus. Herzlich Willkommen an SSU, Yasemin! 

— Dr. Michaela Grobbel, Acting Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures