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French Fulbright Scholar presentation Thursday, April 25, 12-1 pm Dry Creek Valley Room in the Student Center

Our 2018-2019 French Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Inari Kante asks (and answers) "Why are French People Always Protesting?" Thursday, April 25, 12-1 pm in the Dry Creek Valley Room of the Student Center. Presentation in English. All are invited!


Dr. Christine Renaudin awarded Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award

Department Chair and French faculty member Christine Renaudin has been awarded a CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. One of only 26 recipients across the CSU, Dr. Renaudin was recognized for her design and implementation of the Second Year Research and Creative Experience curriculum offered through the School of Arts & Humanities each semester.

French Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for 2018-2019

We welcome Inari Kante, our new Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) from France! Inari will be assisting in French classes, tutoring French, working with the French Club, organizing a French movie night series, and delivering various presentations on campus to be announced shortly.

2018 Graduate Student Conference on Spanish Language Teaching

La meta de esta conferencia es reunir a los docentes que estan ensenando el espanol para compartir sus tecnicas e ideas practicas en la ensenanza de un segundo idioma.
Questions? Contact gomezno@sonoma.edu


Check out our new bilingual Newsletter: "Lobo Welt"

In German and

In English!


4th Annual Sustainability Days & Earth Week
with Dr. Sabine Blankenship

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sonoma State University • Student Center Ballrooms

Special guest, Sabine Blankenship from the German Consulate in San Francisco speaking about "Germany's Commitment to a Sustainable Future"

Défilée La Folle: The Mistaken Madwoman of the Haitian Revolution

TUESDAY APRIL 3rd 2018, 10-11:30AM, SCHULZ 3001
Ella Turenne of Occidental College pays homage to DéfiléeLa Folle, a freedom fighter in the Haitian Revolution considered to be one of the great symbolic heroines of the independence of Haiti in 1804.

FRENCH LECTURE SERIES: Français en Californie (French in California)

All presentations are in Carson Hall 14, 3:30 p.m.


Spanish 201 Writing Partners/Mentors Event


Come by and say "hi"

Freshman Learning Community (FLC)

Our department offers MLL 161 "Behind the Scenes: Global Perspectives Through Film," a humanities learning community that combines your interest in studying global perspectives through film analysis with the study of a second language.

Masters in Spanish

A Master of Arts in Spanish is offered as a summer program through The School of Extended Education. The Priority Application deadline is in March.

Special Major: German Cultural Studies

A new Special Major in German Cultural Studies is being offered through the Interdisciplinary Studies program at SSU.
For more information contact Professor Michaela Grobbel at 664-2637, or michaela.grobbel@sonoma.edu.

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.


French Program

German Program

Spanish Program


¡Felicidades! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Felicitations!

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, I would like to congratulate our graduating seniors in 2018-2019! We wish you well in all your future endeavors!
- Jeffrey Reeder, Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures