La Notre Dame
Educational opportunities go beyond the traditional classroom. Each semester all students participate in conversation tables conducted by native speakers. Our language clubs sponsor cultural events and provide service projects such as tutoring to local elementary and secondary school students. Some students gain work experience by serving as tutors, department assistants, or language laboratory monitors. Our junior-senior colloquium enables our French, German, and Spanish majors to meet together to discuss literary and cultural issues introduced by guest speakers. Every spring a growing number of students are inducted into Phi Sigma Iota, an international honor society recognizing outstanding language students.
Incoming freshmen who intend to major in languages are encouraged to compete for departmental scholarships. Information about our departmental scholarship can be found on our financial aid website.