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 six languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.


Русское чаепитие * Opening Russian Tea

3 days ago, by Denis Crnkovic

The first Russian Tea of the new academic year was well attended, as always. Once again the Russian Club-sponsored event attracted students and faculty from the diverse College community. The event featured the usual Tsar Nikolai Tea, закуски (zakuski), and, of course, Professor Crnković’s designer coasters, the final in the seasonal birch tree series. The […]

Meet our Spanish Language Teaching Assistant, Cintia Rodríguez

2 weeks ago, by Maria Kalbermatten

¡Hola! Soy Cintia de Córdoba, Argentina. Soy Traductora Pública de Inglés y estudié Profesorado de Inglés en la UNC (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba). Me considero una persona motivada que se involucra en programas que me hacen crecer como persona y aportan a mi conocimiento académico. Trabajé en programas universitarios que ayudaban a las comunidades nativas […]

MEET OUR MAJOR NATE LONG

Last year, by Maria Kalbermatten

¡Hola a todos! My name is Nate Long, and I’m a senior Spanish and Political Science Honors major. I am back on campus after spending last spring in Alicante, Spain. Spending a semester in Spain was absolutely incredible. My host family was truly amazing and made me feel like a member of the family immediately. […]

News from the MLC blog…

Name Title Phone Web
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten Chair 507-933-7386 web
Jenny Tollefson Administrative Assistant 507-933-7391
Ana Adams Associate Professor of Spanish 507-933-6079 web
Patricia Branstad Instructor of German 507-933-7390
Kathryn Droske Visiting Instructor 507-933-7388
Angelique Dwyer Assistant Professor 507-933-7419 web
Paschal KYOORE Professor of French, African, Caribbean Studies 507-933-6078 and 507-779-2514 web
Nan Li Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6080
Carlos Mejia Suarez Assistant Professor 507-933-7385
Jeremy Robinson Director of the Culpeper Language Learning Center 507-933-6248
Toshiyuki Sakuragi Professor 507-933-7384 web
Lianying Shan Associate Professor 507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-González Assistant Professor 507-933-7387