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.

2020–21 Modern & Classical Languages Department Courses

  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • Honors French III
  • Topics in French Language and Culture I (half credit)
  • Topics in French Language and Culture II (half credit)
  • CL French Language and Culture
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III
  • Honors Latin III
  • Topics in Latin Literature I (half credit)
  • Topics in Latin Literature II (half credit)
  • CL Latin Literature
  • Mandarin Chinese I
  • Mandarin Chinese II
  • Mandarin Chinese III
  • Topics in Chinese Language and Culture I (half credit)
  • Topics in Chinese Language and Culture II (half credit)
  • CL Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Honors Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Honors Spanish III
  • Topics in Spanish Language and Culture I (half credit)
  • Topics in Spanish Language and Culture II (half credit)
  • CL Spanish - Spain →
  • CL Spanish - Latin America
  • Ancient Greek →
  • Introduction to Ancient Greek →
  • Introduction to German →

View our complete course offerings list and the Academic Course Descriptions 2020–21.



Meet the Faculty

Ralf Borrmann

Ralf Borrmann

Titles: Compass Coordinator
Judy Chen

Judy Chen

Titles: Modern & Classical Languages Faculty, Ellen C. Long Chair in Modern Languages
Julianne Lopez

Julianne Lopez

Titles: Modern & Classical Languages Chair
Jimmy Moynahan

Jimmy Moynahan

Titles: Modern & Classical Languages Faculty
Jeffrey Namiotka

Jeffrey Namiotka

Titles: Robert F. & Velia Pryce Chair in Modern & Classical Languages