Department of World Languages and Cultures

student involvement

Learning a foreign language in class is great, but connecting with fellow students creates opportunities to practice speaking skills and experience the language's culture also. The University of Toledo Department of World Languages and Cultures is home to many language-based student organizations. Find and connect to them here.

German club

Have kaffee, snacks, and socialize with other German language students, and you don't even have to be taking a German language course to participate! Talk in German or English, discuss current events, modern culture, sports, music, movies, or the hot topic of the day. Play board games, knit and chat, draw, or study among friends. 

Wednesdays, 12 - 1 p.m., Field House 2440

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Delta Phi Alpha

The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humanity's eternal search for peace and truth.

For more info on the society and requirements contact:

French club

Game night, movie night, art, music, theater, history, holidays, and food discussions, the list goes on and on of all the fun French events this club offers. Look for events listed on instagram and InvoNet.

pi delta phi

Pi Delta Phi is the National French Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. It is the highest academic honor in the field of French and the oldest academic honor society for a modern foreign language in the United States. The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities.

Professor Emerita of French, Dr. Ruth Hottell, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques


Are you interested in the Francophone language? Culture? Politics? Food? Wine? Dessert? Bread? Chocolate? 
We'll have snacks, and if you have lunch bring it for fun, lively talks in French during La Table Français. Improve your French speaking skills with native speakers, continuing learners of all ages, and current students.

Watch for upcoming day and time information!

Japanese conversation table

Practice your languages skills with native speakers and socialize with other Japanese language students in a fun, relaxed setting. This event is open to all Japanese language levels. 

For more info, visit the Japanese Conversation Table on Instagram.

la tertulia

Want to improve your Spanish language skills? Join us for La Tertulia, a Spanish language conversation table. All levels are welcome!

Watch for upcoming day and time information!

sigma delta pi

Founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a non-profit organization whose purpose and mission is multi-faceted:

1. To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples;
2. To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world;
3. To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture;
4. To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech;
5. To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

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Last Updated: 9/26/23