FL Department Sponsored Extracurricular Activities
2010-2011 Academic Year


These activities are important to the life of our department and the preparation of our majors.


French Program

Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society: annual induction; sponsors green service projects including Soles for Souls shoe drive for Africa and screening of green film Home

French Theater Workshop: language-focused theater workshop to be held in early October with collaboration of the Francophone Theater “Le théâtre du rêve” of Atlanta, GA; first hour open to students in any language

End of the Semester Dinner: Majors and the 201-202 students organize a Pizza and Ice cream social or a meal in a French restaurant.

Sponsors a Golf Cart: French students and faculty participate in the Annual Wofford Terrio Golf Cart Race (May). Coordinates the different groups, ideas, decoration, purchase of materials, rental of the Cart. And the driving!

Facebook “La 6ème république ou le cercle de Français à Wofford College:” Group is open to students or anybody in the community interested in French activities and information about our program.

  Participation of Professors and students to professional workshops on the subject of involvement in various community projects: fundraising for Spartanburg Children shelter, participation to Series on Civic Engagement and Service, and to “Civic Engagement in the French Curriculum” hosted on May 25th 2010

French Academy at Boiling Springs Elementary School effort. Wofford French students go to Boiling Springs on every second Wednesday except for holidays (Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2). They work with more than 3 dozen 1st – 4th graders to explore topics in French language and culture.

Collaboration in Women’s History Month events: Faculty & students organize guest speaker presentations, panel discussions, publicity, and games.





Department Wide

Spartanburg International Festival: students and faculty volunteer for the annual festival, serving at country booths and the college language table

Tutoring program in District 7 schools: qualified language majors will tutor in District 7 schools through the Viking Academy for at-risk youth

“Greening” the majors: Spanish added an environmental emphasis in the Span 201-202 curriculum through a series of media clips; French 303 focused on the sustainable city in the fall; and French Honor Society sponsors green events & films

Chinese Program

Chinese Moon Festival: celebration of Chinese language and culture at a dinner open to all students and faculty

Chinese New Year Festival: celebration of Chinese language and culture at a dinner open to all students and faculty

Confucius Institute: Wofford participates in this Chinese government-sponsored consortium to promote knowledge of Chinese language and culture

German Program

German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha: monthly meetings, events, “film and pizza” nights, & annual induction of qualified students

Forum on Berlin Wall: 20th anniversary commemoration of fall of Berlin Wall, with a series of public forums on campus in October

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Oktoberfest: German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha members will volunteer at the annual event.

Other Languages

Hebrew Club: group is open to all interested in learning basics of modern Hebrew for conversation & reading
Spanish Program

Seminar Series on Justice and Society in the Hispanic World: two-week series of faculty & student presentations on social justice topics relevant to the Hispanic world, held in September

Spanish Academy at E.P. Todd: once weekly, after-school program of language & cultural lessons for kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd graders at E.P. Todd Elementary School; led by a team of 6-8 Spanish majors

Service Learning & Civic Engagement opportunities in Spanish: all Span 303 students (approximately 50-60) participate in civic engagement; opportunities to mentor children (mostly ESOL learners) and assist with adult ESOL are available to all interested students

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society: occasional meetings & annual induction of qualified students

Latin American Studies capstone presentations: LACS students present multi-media projects at the end of each academic term in an event open to the public

Troubadour Series (principally Spanish or classical guitar): Fall 2009 performances are almost all by artists from Latin America or working in Hispanic musical traditions

Hispanic Heritage Month: events organized and presented by Multicultural Affairs and developed in collaboration with Spanish faculty & majors

Game Time: “Juega en Español” (a Hispanic Heritage Month activity)
Play board games in Spanish, listen to music and have a good time over sodas and pizza

Flamenco Lessons (a “Diversity Matters” activity): learn the culture and components of the flamenco tradition from Spain

Facebook group: Majors and alums are invited to join Spanish and LACS Wofford Network

Community Interpretation & Outreach: Spanish faculty members are regular volunteers when there is a need for interpreting in the community, such as new student registration day at Arcadia Elementary; faculty also recruit students for particular needs, such as health fairs and Red Cross outreach programs

Women’s History Month activities: faculty mentor student presentations, and plan and publicize activities