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June 2023 Orientation and Enrollment Information

Questions about language placement? Minoring or majoring in a language? 

  • Join us:
    • Students and advisors can join us Monday through Friday from noon to 3:00 pm in person in EH 001 or via Zoom
    • Students can also contact us via email: modlang@ksu.edu
    • K-State Advisors can also call us/chat with us directly via Teams (Angélique Courbou or Yasmin Gavigan), or via email (modlang@ksu.edu)
  • Prepare for your language placement:
    • Take this language placement survey (UPCOMING)
    • Students are encouraged to meet with a language advisor for placement (see options above), but may consult our language placement guide to assist students and advisors in selecting the appropriate course(s).
    • See our Prospective Students or our Programs & Courses @ a glance pages for more info, and our Fall 2023 schedule here.

Welcome to K-State Modern Languages!

faculty and GTAs 2022Our Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (GTAs) are ready for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Check out what's new on our Notable News BLOG!

Drop-in Advising April 10th to April 12th Come meet us!!!


JOIN US for INITIALS: Student Research forum
Friday, April 21, 4:00-5:30pm

The Department of Modern Languages will hold its annual student reserach forum, INITIALS, on Friday, 4/21 from 4-5:30pm in Room 181 of Hale Library. Students will share their research in poster presentations, and visitors can walk among the displays and talk to student researchers about their projects. Light refreshments will be served.
Initials poster updated



The KLC is Modern Languages' exclusive student learning space in 001 Eisenhower Hall. Stop by to study or collaborate with your classmates, come for free tutoring hours (in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish), or meet our graduate students and faculty during advising and office hours. Several tech and workspace upgrades will be happening this semester, so stay tuned for more information.

SPRING HOURS (general and tutoring) HERE.


JOIN US! Guest lecture & workshop on Effective L2 Reading Strategies

Monday, April 3, 5:30pm, Eisenhower Hall 218

Teacher, Trainer & Coach, and Educational Consultant Bryce Hedstrom will give an invited interactive workshop for graduate and undergraduate students interested in teaching language. "Practical Applications to Increase Reading Comprehension and Fluency" will feature practical tools to implement in L2 courses and interactive, collaborative workshopping. As an educational consultant and teacher, Bryce Hedstrom empowers world language teachers with the right training, materials, and support to become confident, successful educators who motivate their students to learn. His expertise will complement what students are learning in the classroom for their BA or MA, especially in Dr. Loschky's MLANG 804 TEFL practicum on Written Communication.

Flyer-Bryce Hedstrom workshop

Summer 2023: Faculty-led Study Abroad

Kyoto, Japan: May 14-28, 2023

Earn 3 credits in Japanese Culture & Language, plus an optional 1-credit in Computer Science for Professionals. Visit Japanese tech, software, and gaming companies, while experiencing Japanese popular culture, history, and cuisine. Faculty leader, Dr. Miki Loschky. Learn more and apply here.

Pamplona, Spain: May 21-June 21, 2023

Earn 6 credits in Spanish (2 courses) by studying at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. Trip begins in Madrid (5 days) and includes day trips in Basque Country, Navarra, and Castilla León. Faculty leader, Dr. Rebecca Bender. Learn more and apply here.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: June 1-July 3, 2023

Earn 6 credits (2 courses) in Spanish while studying at International House in the beach city of Playa del Carmen. Faculty leader, Dr. Laura Valentin-Rivera. Learn more and apply here.

Pamplona Belltower

Modern Languages Ambassador!

We have a great group of majors and minors, plus dual-degree and double majors, who will be representing our department and advocating for language study this year. Keep an eye out for our social media updates for Ambassador profiles and outreach events.

Naomi Galindo, MLANG presidentNaomi Galindo ('23), President of the Modern Languages Student Association & Ambassadors. French major & International Area Studies secondary major.


NEW ON THE BLOG: Notable News

Culture Clip videos! 

If you want to watch a full interview or simply pick a topic you like and watch a clip of Dr. Kanost discussing it, we've got both! Check out the series, and our other videos, on our YouTube channel HERE!

Image of the thumbnail for the full interview video. Cover of Dr. Kanost's book on the left, the translation of Rivera Garza’s La Castañeda.



Give to K-State
Want to meet with an advisor to learn more about Modern Languages, dual degree options, study abroad, etc.?

Book a 20-minute meeting with Dr. Courbou, our lead advisor and teaching assistant professor of Spanish & French. 





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