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The Department of Modern Languages offers several weekly and exciting
social opportunities that are open to all students. Enjoy playing
German-language Scrabble as a way to practice your German; or achieve
greater fluency in Spanish by attending Tertulia led by our
native-speakers; or enjoy the Hispanic and German film offerings. Our
yearly events are listed below.
Tertulia--Enjoy speaking Spanish in a relaxed environment with fellow students, faculty,
and members of the Hays community. For more information, contact Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo.
Hispanic Film Festival--The Hispanic Film Festival was designed to create the opportunity for FHSU
students, faculty, and the community of Hays, KS to experience Hispanic culture
through film. All the films we show are in Spanish with English subtitles and
deal with past or contemporary issues of the Hispanic world. For more information, contact Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo.
Kaffeestunde--Come socialize, chat and listen to
German in an informal atmosphere by participating in Kaffeestunde. For
more information, contact Claudia Rink.
German Film Series--Each semester, the German Film
series offers an opportunity to view instances of contemporary and
classic German film. All films have English subtitles and are screened.
For more information, contact Claudia Rink.
A great way to meet fellow students and faculty members is by becoming active in student organizations and events offered by the Department of Modern Languages:
German Club The purpose of German Club is to unite students for the sharing of knowledge and the promotion of an international understanding
and growth of the University, and to further our special relationship
with Universität Duisburg-Essen, and to support our students in pursuing
educational opportunities in Germany. For more info visit us on Facebook.
Spanish Club The Spanish Club is a departmental organization created for students and people interested in learning more about Hispanic Culture. This club helps organize events like Hispanic Dance Sessions (salsa, samba, flamenco...etc.), so that students, faculty and the Hays community learn about Hispanic culture through music, dances and dancing. The Spanish Club also organizes fundraisers, like Salsa parties, to help the club get some funding. Most of the members of the Spanish Club are Spanish Majors and Minors in the Spanish Program, but the club welcomes people interested in learning more about Hispanics, and their different cultures. President of the Spanish Club: Bryanda Martinez, Vice President: Cesar Garcia II, Treasurer: Emmanuel Trejo. For more information contact advisor Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo.
Internships Upperclassmen are encouraged to participate in modern language internships
in order to gain experience in teaching, business or other areas, while developing acquired language skills. You can intern at a local school by
assisting a teacher, or you can find an outside internship with the
aid of faculty. Interns who work in the class room help prepare
lessons, tutor students, and are group facilitators during class
Tutoring Services Need that extra help? Free tutors are available for all students!