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JUNE 2016 Orientation & Enrollment Information

All students interested in taking a language course, or pursuing a language minor or major are required to meet with a language advisor during June Orientation and Enrollment

Become a Modern Languages Ambassador!

Modern Languages Ambassadorare a small group of enthusiastic majors or minors – like yourself- who represent their respective programs at on-campus and off-campus recruitment events. Some activities that ambassadors participated in this year included visiting the language classes to promote the major and minor, visiting a local high school to talk to students about university language study, and meeting with prospective students on campus to talk about our programs.  Being an ambassador is a great way to meet other majors and minors, develop closer connections with alumni and faculty, and most of all share your excitement about language learning. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador next semester, please send your application to Dr. Sara Luly at srluly@ksu.edu

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students


  • Carolyn Anne Gardner
  • Charles Lawrence King-Hagen
  • Jacob Pierce Lowery
  • Patrick Franklin Riggin


  • Jessica Erin Long
  • LeRoy Arthur Prine


  • Elizabeth Hope Wooldridge
  • Jill Marie Applegate
  • William James Baldwin
  • D'Aonda K Bush
  • Ciara Lynn Chambers
  • Jessica Marie Domnick
  • Casey Lee Gum
  • Madelyn Muir Johnson
  • Kacie Michelle Mallon
  • Haley Nicole Robertson
  • Anne Stollsteimer
  • Kaitlin Marie Vaughan

Sara Brady - MA German SLA. 

Isaac Fisher - Spanish SLA, Report: "Transfer of Stylistic Phonetic Variables Indexing Sexuality in Second Language Contexts". Isaac will begin a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Iowa.

Tugce Gungormezler - TEFL SLA, Report: "An Investigation of the Refusal Speech Act of Turkish Learners of English".

Mariluz Naranjo - Spanish SLA. Mariluz will work as a Spanish instructor for the department of Modern Languages at K-State in 2016-2017

Seth Oldham - Spanish SLA, Report: "Foreign Language Teachers' Perceptions of Observational Feedback". Seth accepted a job teaching High School IB Spanish at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.

Lilla Porubek - French Literature, Thesis: "Feminine Agency in L’École des femmes and the Jeu de L’amour et du hasard"

Erin Redeker - Spanish SLA. Erin is currently teaching at Junction City High School

Xinran Wang - TEFL SLA, Report: "A Comparison of Bidirectional Feedback on Tutoring Chinese and Saudi Learners of English". Xinran will start her PhD in the College of Education at K-State in Fall 2016.

Yuwen Weng - MA German SLA 



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Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University, a vibrant place to study world languages, literatures, and cultures. In our large and diverse department you can become proficient in any of the ten languages and cultures in which we offer instruction. You will also be able to explore your interests in a curriculum that includes languages for professions, linguistics, film, literature, and cultural history. Through extracurricular activities and study abroad programs, we offer our community of students many opportunities for learning and experiences beyond the classroom. Please explore the pages on our website.  

-- Dr. Derek Hillard, Department Head & German Professor