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Global Languages and Cultures

Enhance your language learning experience.

As a language major or minor, you can choose from several activities to enhance your language learning experience. Participating in one of our language clubs will provide you the opportunity to use your language skills outside the classroom, learn more about different cultures, and share your experiences with other language learners and native speakers. Students studying Spanish have the opportunity to join Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society.

Arabic Language Club

The Arabic Language Club promotes the learning of the Arabic language and Arab-culture through community activities and social interaction between native and non-native speakers of Arabic on the University of Dayton's campus. The club is an opportunity for all University students to immerse themselves in the Arabic culture through a range of discussions from Arabic media, Arabic film series, documentaries and a weekly Arabic conversation table. To learn more about the Arabic Language Club, contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Aicha Elyamani.

French Club

Our mission is to promote a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of French language and Francophone cultures, provide a place for UD students to get together and speak French and just to have fun. Some of our activities include watching Francophone movies, cooking French cuisine, listening to French music, discussing current events in the Francophone world, or inviting international students to share their culture and talk about their respective countries. New members are always welcome, as well as suggestions for future activities.  To learn more, please email Dr. Nicola Work.

German Club

The German Club provides opportunities for students to learn about the German culture. We host a number of events throughout the year which include game and film nights, cookouts, service events, cultural discussions and sporting events. You do not need to know German.  All you need is an interest to learn more about the culture.

Sigma Delta Pi
National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica
Eta Tau Chapter

Sigma Delta Pi is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. The society's purpose is to honor excellence in the study of the Spanish language, recognize Hispanic contributions to modern culture, encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest and deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture, and foster friendly relations and mutual respect between nations of Hispanic and English speakers.

Students must meet certain academic requirements to be eligible for membership. If you have questions about Sigma Delta Pi or it's requirements, contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Maria Teresa Tello Sanchez.


Department of Global Languages and Cultures

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1539