The Modern Languages Department conduct many special events for the benefit of students, faculty and staff, alumni, and off campus guests. These events are listed below by language. One of the most important events is the INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES. See Dr. Fernanda Zullo, the professor in charge of the film series, for more information or e-mail her at .

 French Campus Activities

Hanover offers several activities for Francophiles. Students, faculty, and staff can join us twice a month in the cafeteria for Table française, lunch and French conversation. Whatever your level of French, you are invited to chat or just to listen. Hanover's French club, Cercle français, meets once a month in the Haq Center, offering Francophiles a great opportunity to get a Francophone culture fix. Come and enjoy French conversation, music, and snacks with your friends and professors.

Freshman interest session in Louisville having lunch and attending a French film

In accordance with Hanover's Vision Plan, we ask you to enrich your lives outside the French classroom by participating in 2 Francophile activities this term: meetings of Cercle français, and French films presented by the Department of Modern Languages

COMMUNITY ARTS SERIES:  LE VENT DU NORD, musiciens québécois.  samedi, 25 janvier.  CFA Recital Hall, 19h30




CERCLE FRANCAIS:  Parlez français, mangez, buvez et écoutez de la musique avec vos copains!  Centre Haq de 16h30 à 17h30

mercredi, 14 janvier

mardi, 17 février

jeudi, 26 mars


FILMS FRANCAIS:  Venez voir des films contemporains ou classiques (avec des sous-titres en anglais) pour perfectionner votre français!  Classic 102 à 19h

* mercredi, 28 janvier:  ON MY WAY (Elle s’en va),  Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013

Dumped by her boyfriend and running a struggling restaurant, 60-something Bettie embarks upon a road trip with her young  grandson

 * mercredi, 4 mars:   OUTSIDE THE LAW (Hors la loi), Rachid Bouchareb, 2010

Three Algerian brothers take different career paths around the globe then reunite in Paris, as Algeria struggles for independence from France after World War II

 * mercredi, 1 avril:  HATE (La Haine), Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995

Three young, unemployed Frenchmen living in the ghettoes surrounding Paris get embroiled in a violent conflict with the local police


FRENCH CLUB : Additional events to be announced. The students in charge of this club are planning activities such as French films and cooking experiences!

For More Information About the French Department,
Please Contact the French Convener
Ann Kirkland, 812.866.6878, or e-mail at

German Campus Activities

There are a variety of opportunities at Hanover College, where interested students can participate in German-oriented activities:


On a bi-weekly rotation, faculty in connection with the German Club offers an hour of fun and games for students to improve their German language skills and meet with other motivated German students.  The games range from simple Memory to more sophisticated ones such as German Scrabble and Taboo.

Deutsche Spiele?  Warum nicht?!

Was?        Deutsche Spielrunde

Wo?                Science Hall Lobby

Wann?             mittwochs oder donnerstags Um 16 Uhr

mittwochs:                      donnerstags:

23. Januar                      21. Februar

26. März                       

Practice your German and have fun!

Fragen? Contact Dr. Brigitte Randall

at x7212 or randall



Upper-level German students have the opportunity to meet and converse on various subjects of a wide range.

Gespräche auf Deutsch

Was?        Deutsche Gespräche

Wo?                Science Hall Lobby

Wann?             dienstags um 15 Uhr

22. Januar

19. Februar

25. März

Practice your German in a discussion of interesting topics!

Fragen? Contact Dr. Brigitte Randall

at x7212 or randall


With the beginning of the academic year 2002/2003, interested and highly motivated students have established a German Club and are ready to plan fun activities such as cooking, learning about German/Austrian/Swiss customs.



As part of the Foreign Film Series, the German Department offers three German films per semester to all interested Hanover students. The films are in German with English subtitles.

The dates for Fall 2016 are:

Wednesday, 7 p.m. Horner Center 102

September 14

October 20

November 9

Fragen? Contact Dr. Brigitte Randall
at x7212 or e-mail at

For More Information About the German Department,
Please Contact the German Convener
Brigitte Randall, 812.866.7212, or e-mail at

Spanish Campus Activities

Students and faculty celebrate the graduation of several Spanish majors at a Louisville Spanish restaurant.




Hanover display at the 2011 Annual Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day celebrated in Madison.





A member of the Hispanic community of Jefferson County models a traditional Mexican dress at the Cultural Awareness Day in Madison, IN.



Actividades para practicar el español

Se celebran varias actividades para que los estudiantes tengan la oportunidad de practicar el español fuera de la sala de clase. La "Hora de café" es una reunión para cualquier persona que quiera divertirse conversando de una manera informal con sus amigos y profesores. Siempre hay refrescos y alguna cosita para picar. El club de español, organizado por los estudiantes, se encarga de la "Hora de café" .

Las actividades del club de español son variadas; por ejemplo, a veces se aprende a cocinar algún plato típico del mundo hispanohablante, o se va de excursión a Louisville o a algún otro lugar para ver un espectáculo o programa relacionado con el español. Sus actividades se anunciarán en las clases de español. Para más información, póngase en contacto con la presidenta del club, Tristen Greene, en


President Sue DeWine attends a student's presentation on Yucatan during the first "Hora de café" of the school year




FALL 2016

(to be announced by the "Club de español")



PELÍCULAS EN ESPAÑOL (International Film Series)

También se pasan películas en español ciertos miércoles del semestre en Classic Hall 102 a las 7:00 de la noche. Es gratis asistir. Y la asistencia a las peliculas cuenta hacia "cultural events credit". Las fechas están indicadas abajo:


Miércoles, 7 de septiembre:

El embrujo de Shangai , dir. Fernando Trueba (Spain, 2002)

Miércoles, 5 de octubre:

El ultimo Elvis , dir. Amando Bo (Argentina, 2012)

Miércoles, 2 de noviembre:

Sin dejar huella , dir.  Maria Novaro ( Mexico, 2001)





Mexican writer Héctor Dominguez-Rebalcava discussed different aspects of the creative writing process with Hanover students during one
of our "hora de café" reunions.



Students tell their peers about their service trip to Peru during Christmas.





Dr. Jeanne Lemkau poses with some students after a presentation of her recently published book Love, Loss and Longing on the impact of US travel policy on Cuban-American families

The Spanish Club is a group of students interested in doing Spanish-related things outside of classes. They engage in a variety of activities: organize the informal gathering known as "La Hora de Café", learn to cook typical dishes, learn to dance, participate in Madison´s Festival Hispano (see picture at left), dine in Hispanic restaurants in the local area, and travel off-campus to a variety of Hispanic events. This is a student oriented and administered organization. For more information, contact Ileana Correa, the Club's President, at or Dr. Eduardo Santa Cruz, the faculty advisor, at

A group of students from the Spanish Club represent the College during Madison's Festival Hispano


La Casa Amiga is a non-profit organization in Madison, IN to help local Hispanics. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities is available (for example: leader for bilingual story hour, assistant in English as a Second Language classes, receptionist, childcare worker, driver, translator, interpreter, bilingual library assistant, tutor for literacy program). See Dr. Reyes,or e-mail at , for more information.


Kaitlin McDonald and Roxi Morris (Class of 2016) with a group of children at La Casa Amiga


Phi Sigma Iota

Phi Sigma Iota is a foreign language honor society whose members come from French, German and Classics in addition to Spanish. One of the major activities is to help to plan the annual receiption for Hanover's international students held each fall. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ann Kirkland, Professor of French.


For More Information About the Spanish Department, Please Contact the Spanish Convener
Miryam Criado, 812.866.7207, or email at