Modern & Classical Languages

Challenging and interactive courses that help students appreciate their role in our global society.

Course offerings include multiple levels of French, Spanish, Latin and Mandarin Chinese. For modern languages, the primary focus is on instruction in the target language; Latin classes emphasize early introduction and consistent use of authentic Latin literature. The pace of study allows our students quickly to acquire listening, speaking, and reading skills, while also engaging students in topics of cultural interest.

Foreign language study promotes mental discipline, enhances the understanding of the structure and inner workings of language in general, expands the vocabulary of the student’s native language, and enriches the student’s appreciation of other cultures.

2019–20 Modern & Classical Languages Department Courses

  • French
  • Honors French
  • Topics in French Language and Culture
  • CL French Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Honors Latin
  • Topics in Latin Literature
  • CL Latin Literature
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Topics in Chinese Language and Culture
  • CL Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Honors Spanish
  • Topics in Spanish Language and Culture
  • CL Spanish - Spain
  • CL Spanish - Latin America

View our complete course offerings list and the Academic Course Descriptions 2019–20.

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