Augusta University's Department of English and World Languages offers a dynamic curriculum and a variety of extracurricular activities to engage students further in their field of study.
Alpha Mu Gamma, The National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society, recognizes students' achievements in foreign language study. The Iota Phi Chapter holds its annual initiation ceremony in late April for students with a 3.0 minimum overall GPA and who have achieved two grades of "A" in unrepeated college courses in one foreign language. The society also presents awards to the outstanding students for each year in French, German, and Spanish at the annual initiation ceremony.
Alpha Mu Gamma is the largest national collegiate foreign language honor society and the first foreign language honor society established in the United States. It honors excellence in ALL languages so that it encompasses all foreign cultures and groups.
More information about the national organization can be found on their web site, amgnational.org.
For more information about the Iota Phi chapter, please contact the chapter’s faculty sponsor, Dr. Pedro Hoyos-Salcedo.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, founded in 1924 to confer distinction for high achievement in the study of the English language and literature. The Alpha Mu Eta Chapter at Augusta University welcomes members who have demonstrated academic excellence in all fields of English. Members are eligible for national scholarships, awards, and internships; they can publish scholarly and creative writings in Sigma Tau Delta’s two international journals; and they can present their scholarly and creative work at the international convention.
Our chapter is active in submitting papers to the international convention, and chapter members have presented at the conventions in St. Louis, New Orleans, Portland, and Savannah.
More information about the international organization can be found on their web site, english.org.
For more information about the Alpha Mu Eta chapter, please contact the chapter’s faculty sponsor, Dr. Blaire Zeiders.
The purpose of this organization is to provide an outlet for the creative literary mind. We host meetings, spoken word events, writing groups meetings, and yearly trips. The goal of the Augusta University Creative Writing Club is to promote an enjoyable environment for writers of all types.
We aim to not only produce an enjoyable atmosphere, but to also produce better writers through our writing group and spoken word events.
For more information, contact Dr. Spencer Wise.
The Augusta University English Club is dedicated to fostering a love of literature in undergrads with a variety of events including book discussions, panel presentations, movie viewings, poetry readings, workshops, and field trips. The English Club is also a great way to connect with English faculty and capitalize on their insight to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literature in a casual setting.
For more information, contact Mr. Simon Grant.
The Augusta University French Club, Le Cercle Francais, brings students into contact with the French-speaking community at a bi-weekly French table. We meet every other Friday at 1:15 pm at New Moon Café, downtown Augusta. Each year, Le Cercle Francais plans excursions to see theatre productions and museum exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbia, South Carolina.
For more information, contact Dr. Liana Babayan.
The German Table meets every other week during the semester for informal discussions in German. The table is open to faculty, staff, students and community members--everyone who knows German or is learning German.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Bledsoe.
Los Amigos Hispanos holds a weekly tertulia, where students practice Spanish with native speakers and learn about their countries. The club sponsors international dinners and festivals, a Hispanic dance, community service projects, the Day of the Spanish Language Celebration, and an annual spring trip to St. Augustine, Florida. Los Amigos Hispanos also participates in the Study Abroad Fair and the Augusta University International Festival.
For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Botero.