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Foreign Languages Department

Foreign Languages Department

Through course work offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, undergraduate students gain knowledge of a foreign language and its literature. Students acquire language competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also gain a greater appreciation of other cultures as well as their own – and become more informed and productive world citizens.


Contact Information
Veronique Machelidon
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Department Head
109 Martin Hall
machelidonv@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8420


Study Abroad

Study Abroad trip in Costa Rica

Studying abroad is a great way to hone your language skills, increase your independence and self-confidence, and experience another culture in-depth. Read More »

Honor Societies

Pi Delta Phi – French Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding scholarship in French and increases knowledge of the contribution of French speakers to world culture.

Sigma Delta Pi – Spanish Honor Society
Honors those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language


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DFLLTA Travel Awards

NOTE: Applications due by February 15.

Students in front of waterfall during study abroad

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Travel Award (DFLLTA) is a grant made annually to one or more outstanding foreign language majors/minors at Meredith College.

Clubs/Organizations

Foreign Language Club

Le Cercle Français – French Club

Students who are interested in learning more about the cultures, languages, and peoples of French-speaking countries.

La Tertulia – Spanish Club

Students interested in the languages and cultures of Spain and Latin America. Its purpose is to promote interest in the diversity of cultural and artistic representation of the Spanish-speaking world.

La Società Italiana – Italian Club

Promotes the study of the Italian language and culture for all Meredith students and faculty.

Featured Story

Spanish and dance studies major Nicole Lawson found a way to combine her love of dance and language.

Nicole Lawson dancing in yard