German Certification

It is now possible to get certified in German provided that another language major is also chosen. Students interested will have to pass the Praxis in German and take all the pertinent courses in Education.

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Service Learning

Events of Fall 2015

Dr. Ragone

Children from the Migrant Education Program were sponsored again by Dr. Ragone for a visit on campus, as she had done in 2013 and 2014.  The purpose of the visit is to show these children what higher education has to offer and let them know how to get to university.  This year the children, originally from Peru, Mexico and Haiti, received first information about Shippensburg University.  They visited then the studios of SUTV were there were shown how to produce movies.  This activity was a success thanks to Dr. Kim Garris and her students in Communications/Journalism who wecomed the visitors.  A picnic on the lawn by the Modern Languages Department followed.  The day concluded with a visit to the football field were a scrimmage game was taking place.

Thank you too to Freshmen Jordan and Mary Flicker who were part of the welcoming team!

Fall 2012 

The Modern Languages Department faculty is heavily involved in Service-learning projects and invites you to join them whenever you can. Two projects are in the works for the Spring 2013 semester, one in the Dominican Republic and the other in Haiti. Here are some photos of activities that took place in the Fall 2012 for Academic Day and were made possible thanks to the participation of incoming freshman.

Dr. Lesman

Since 2011, Dr. Lesman has worked with Reach Out: The Shippensburg University Honors Program's Literacy and Leadership Initiative in the Dominican Republic. Each year, students and faculty travel to Santo Domingo to implement new curricular ideas and work with teachers and students at the school. In 2013, the group supplemented their work at the Dominican school with a visit to a batey where Haitian migrants live, a tour of a university that specializes in teacher education, and an exploration of historical sites in Santo Domingo.


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Dr. Blandine Mitaut

“Parlez-vous français?Literacy in the 21st Century: English and Beyond” 

The project took place in the context of the Franklin County Literacy Council Literacy Carnival organized each year in the Chambersburg Mall. 

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Dr. José Ricardo

Beautifying the Chambersburg Hispanic-American Center 

A group of majors and minors in Spanish and Spanish Education helped improve CHAC new quarters.

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Dr. Agnès Ragone

A Future at Shippensburg 

Twelve children in the Migrant Worker Educational Program in Franklin County spent the day at Shippensburg and received information about the University. The children visited the University Planetarium and cheered at a soccer scrimage game.

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