Student Organizations & Opportunities

Le Cercle Francophone (French Club of UTM)
UTMartin's French Club has been active since 1995 French Club providing exciting extra-curricular experiences in French language and Francophone cultures to French students and interested persons. The club is sponsored by Dr. Lúcia Flórido.

 

French Table (UT Martin's French conversation group)
Open to all interested in speaking French, this is an opportunity for French- language conversation and friendship, led by Modern Foreign Languages faculty every week, with occasional visits from our international francophone students. While the hour may vary, it is held at a time when we anticipate most of our students will be able to come. We usually meet in a place where good coffee and food are available. Participation is an extra credit item in French classes.

 

Pi Delta Phi (The National Collegiate French Honor Society)
Pi Delta Phi was founded in 1906, with a current total membership of over 60,000. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. It had active chapters on 294 campuses in the United States, established at representative public and private colleges and universities in almost every state, as well as chapters in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. UTM's Chapter name is Theta Pi, and it was inaugurated May 9, 1967 under the department chairmanship of Muriel Tomlinson. Our chapter has initiated many qualified students since then. Membership applications are submitted to Dr. Lúcia Flórido lflorido@utm.edu. Membership constitutes a respectable academic credential. If you wish to know more about it, please visit http://www.augie.edu/related/pideltaphi/index.html.

 

Pi Delta Phi Major Activities: On a national level, the Society awards scholarships. On the local level, our chapter develops and sponsors any activity which will promote interest in French culture, either in the academic milieu or in the community. For further information, contact Dr. Lúcia Flórido (881-7425).

 

Sigma Delta Pi (The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. It had active chapters on 487 campuses in the United States in 1999. UTM's Chapter name is Mu Theta and was inaugurated in 1977 under the department chairmanship of Stephen C. Mohler. Mu Theta chapter has initiated many qualified students since then. Membership constitutes a respectable academic credential. See the unofficial National Web Site for much more information. Sigma Delta Pi

 

Sigma Delta Pi awards summer travel-study scholarships to Spain, Mexico and Ecuador in annual national competitions. In recent years five of UTM's outstanding student members of Sigma Delta Pi have won these scholarships. For further information about our local chapter, you may contact Dr. Randal Garza rgarza@utm.edu

 

The Spanish Club of UTM
Since 1992 the Spanish Club has promoted interest in the Spanish language among Spanish students and interested persons. A variety of exciting activities relate to the Spanish language or Spanish-Hispanic cultures. The club is sponsored by Dr. Antón García-Fernández and Dr. Randal Garza.

 

German Club & German Table
The German club and conversation hour [coming soon] are sponsored by Professor Chuck Hammond (881-7423) hammond@utm.edu.

 

Japanese Club
The UTM Japanese club is sponsored by Mrs. Kyoko Hammond (881-7420) kyhammond@utm.edu.

Majors & Recognition of Proficiency

Majors in foreign languages are required to complete a language immersion experience as approved by the faculty adviser. A Recognition of Proficiency in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish language and culture entails at least 15 hours of upper-division coursework.

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Placement & Retro Credit for Proficiency

Students who entered with two or more high school units of Spanish or French, and who wish to continue in the same language, will take the department's placement exam and, based on the results of that exam, will be advised to enroll in 115 or a more advanced class.

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