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.


Kwanzaa Interview with KEYC News 12

Last month, by Jeremy Robinson

Prof. Paschal Kyoore was interviewed on December 17, 2018 along with three students on the celebration of Kwanzaa. The students are Ingrid Kubisa from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is the Academic Assistant for the African Studies program as well as a French tutor; Issiah Amla from Togo, and Brittney Johnson. Kwanzaa is an […]

Post from Prof. Paschal Kyoore- Faculty Scholarship Achievement Award

9 months ago, by Seth Wilson

My research interests are very multifaceted, and that enables me to create a kind of dialogue among many disciplines, different regions of the world, and different cultures. I have published on the historical novel, the impact of colonial hegemony, female identity, and folklore among other topics. Because my publications are interdisciplinary by nature, they are […]

Spanish Majors Awarded

10 months ago, by Seth Wilson

Two Gustavus Spanish majors, Megan Kallestad ’18 and Angie Ramírez ’19 have been awarded the President’s Community Engagement Award for their work in Big Partner Little Partner and Language Buddies.

News from the MLC blog…

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Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
Jenny TollefsonAdministrative Assistant507-933-7391
Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web