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.

Bonjour From Visiting Assistant Professor Kate Droske!

3 days ago, by Jack Beahler

Bonjour!  My name is Kate Droske and I am joining the department of Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures this year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of French.  I am coming to Gustavus Adolphus College from the University of Minnesota, where I recently completed my doctorate in French with a focus on the literature of Quebec. […]

La Mesa Español

3 weeks ago, by Cintia Rodriguez

Every Tuesday of the week we gather in Confer from 6pm to 7pm to chat and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with friends and classmates. La Mesa de Español is an excellent opportunity to practice Spanish, improve speaking skills and learn about others who travelled abroad or who are Spanish native speakers. La Mesa allows students […]

Русское чаепитие * Opening Russian Tea

Last month, 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 […]

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