Clubs and Organizations

An Elmhurst education is much more than teachers and classrooms.

We know that well-rounded scholars need varied environments to stimulate their minds and put what they learn into practice. That’s why the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures provides its students with a comprehensive program of study that extends well outside lecture halls.

International Club

Elmhurst students and faculty of all backgrounds who are interested in cultural diversity and travel abroad get together regularly for International Club meetings. Sponsored by our department, the club provides opportunities for discussion and field trips to Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods, such as Pilsen and Little Village.

Alpha Mu Gamma

The Alpha Mu Gamma national collegiate foreign language honorary society recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the study of second languages. Dr. Beatriz Gómez-Acuña is the faculty adviser of our chapter and serves as national president of the society.

The Theta Upsilon Chapter at Elmhurst College is especially active with 15 to 20 initiates per year, and consistently supports student travel to, and participation in, the national conference.

El Arrendajo Azul

El Arrendajo Azul (The Blue Jay) is a Spanish newspaper published by a team of students working under Professor Federica Bando. The student organization provides its members with the opportunity of expressing themselves through the written language. Contributions in multiple languages are encouraged.

El club y sus miembros promueven la práctica, y con ella, el mejoramiento de un idioma extranjero por proveer una oportunidad de escribir y expresarse a través del idioma. El periódico tiene varias secciones que contienen artículos sobre la cultura, los sucesos actuales, y la literatura en el mundo hispanohablante. Con el periódico, el equipo espera inspirar a otros estudiantes para que busquen otras maneras más allá del aula para seguir avanzado.

La Table Française

La Table Française provides an opportunity for all Elmhurst College students interested in Francophone language studies to have a meeting place in order to discuss culture, provide conversation opportunities, and language enrichment. With meetings twice a month, this is a chance for even the busiest of students to get together to talk, laugh, watch films, and enjoy French foods.

La Table française est une association étudiante ayant pour but un lieu de conversation, d’échange, et d’enrichissement culturel ouverte à tout étudiant qui s’intéresse à la francophonie, sa langue, ses cultures, et ses traditions.

Der Deutschklub

Der Deutschklub, the College’s German Club, was founded in 2017. It promotes social and academic events related to German language and culture. Events include German Movie Night on the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., and the Stammtisch (German Round Table) on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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