Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Bienvenue!
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. Studying a foreign language also provides a multitude of benefits that impact many aspects of life and enhance your career opportunities.
On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, I welcome our students to the 2022-2023 academic year! My colleagues and I look forward to working with you! All of us are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in which everyone can strive for success. We are committed to acts of kindness to create a supportive learning community in which kindness is a guiding principle. For more information see the United in Kindness-resolution.
President Ming-Tung "Mike" Lee and his wife Fei with Professors Emily Clark & Michaela Grobbel at SSU Decision Day
We welcome our Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant, Annabelle Alibert, from the Sorbonne Université in Paris! We are thrilled to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Program once again 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. Annabelle will assist our French language learners and serve as cultural ambassador for all students on campus. Annabelle will be busy teaching French 300, tutoring French students, hosting the weekly French Film Series, and coordinating the French Club's French Conversation Hour.
-Dr. Michaela Grobbel
Chair, Department of Modern Languages