Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures is committed to leading students to intercultural competence by developing a deep understanding and appreciation for language, culture, and literature.

In this way, we prepare students to work collaboratively in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. And since studying another language — its culture, arts, history, and people — is an essential part of a liberal arts education, we also help students develop their powers of intellect and imagination. The Department offers instruction in five languages:  French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.


COVID Fall 2020 and Academic Assistant Intro: Wyatt Gillette

Last month, by Wyatt Gillette

Saludos GAC SPA Comunidad! Hola!My name is Wyatt Gillette, and I am a Senior this year double majoring in Financial Economics and Spanish. This semester I am one of the Academic Assistants for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. In addition to this role on campus, I am an […]

Feminismo en España

7 months ago, by Ana Adams

Agradecemos a Laura Villegas, nuestra TA de español este año, su video-presentación sobre el feminismo en España que nos introduce a su historia, avances y retos actuales y conecta con temas de la cultura popular.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cJ3JpAh-sN_wfMAEVbGAqxqKsmYyeu5S/view?usp=sharing Gracias Laura por todo tu dedicación y apoyo a las clases este semestre. ¡Todos te echaremos de menos!!

Meet Spanish Academic Assistant for Spring 2020: Emma Nelson

10 months ago, by Ana Adams

¡Saludos a todos! My name is Emma Nelson, and I’m a sophomore Communication Studies and Spanish double major. In addition to working as the Spanish academic assistant, I’m a Spanish tutor and I work in the office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. I’m also involved in Sigma Delta Pi and the Kitchen Cabinet, and I […]

News from the MLC blog…

NameTitlePhoneWeb
Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
Jenny TollefsonAdministrative Assistant507-933-7391
Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web
Laurent DecheryProfessor507-933-7383web
Angelique DwyerAssociate Professor507-933-7419web
Paschal KyooreProfessor of French507-933-6078web
Sharon MarquartAssociate Professor507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia SuarezAssociate Professor507-933-7385
Annalise RivasVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7389
Jeremy RobinsonDirector of the Culpeper Language Learning Center507-933-6248
Toshiyuki SakuragiProfessor507-933-7384web
Lianying ShanAssociate Professor507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-GonzálezAssociate Professor507-933-7387
Mayra TaylorAdjunct Instructor507-933-7646
Bastian TreptauVisiting Instructor507-933-7390