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.

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

Last week, by Maria Kalbermatten

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]

Tatianna Thurik, English TA in France

4 months ago, by Seth Wilson

Studying French at Gustavus for four years just wasn’t enough for me. During senior year, I decided that I would like to continue learning French post graduation. So when I heard about the Teaching Assistant program in France, I started to research it. A few former Gustavus students had done the program and had really […]

Faculty Shoptalk by Prof. Paschal Kyoore

4 months ago, by Seth Wilson

Prof. Paschal Kyoore did a Faculty Shoptalk on November 17th 2017 on the topic: “Immigration in Europe: The Past and the Future”

News from the MLC blog…

Name Title Phone Web
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten Associate Professor 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
Laurent Dechery Professor 507-933-7383 web
Angelique Dwyer Associate Professor 507-933-7419 web
Paschal Kyoore Co-Chair & Professor of French, African, Caribbean Studies 507-933-6078 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 and Department Co-chair 507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-González Assistant Professor 507-933-7387