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.


2 months ago, 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. […]

Meet Ashley Eickhoff, our Spanish Student Assistant

3 months ago, by Maria Kalbermatten

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Eickhoff, a senior Spanish major and LALACS minor. I was fortunate enough to study abroad last semester in Mexico in the beautiful city of Guanajuato, where I stayed with a host family—they were a blessing, and I couldn’t have asked for a better family of which I became a member. I […]

El Tintero Journal Launches Volume 3!

8 months ago, by Angelique Dwyer

El Tintero de Gustavus is an online literary and cinematic journal written by students of Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College. It features the original works created by students during their time abroad, here on campus, or in response to texts they have been exposed to in class. This volume featured: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short film and […]

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 507-933-6079 web
Patricia Branstad Instructor of German 507-933-7390
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
Sharon Marquart Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia Suarez Assistant Professor 507-933-7385
Melissa Miller Visiting Instructor 507-933-7389
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