Welcome to Sonoma State!
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 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.
We bid farewell to our Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant Yasemin Schünemann from the University of Stuttgart in Germany! We are thrilled that SSU participated in the prestigious Fulbright program that sent 12 German students to the USA in the 2021-2022 academic year. We were 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 assisted our German language learners and also served as cultural ambassador for all students on campus. We look forward to welcoming our FLTA from France in the fall!
— Dr. Michaela Grobbel, Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures