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 five languages:






MLLC Statement on Equity

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus Colleges publicly expresses its commitment to combat those systemic inequalities and to support those at a higher risk of being exposed to such precarities.

Click here to view our full statement.

Language requirement information

MLLC, along with other departments engaged in language instruction provide opportunities for students to complete their language requirement. Students, please, click on the link below to navigate how to complete the language requirement depending on your situation, background, and language of choice.

How can I complete my language requirement 

Lecture and Q&A with Professor Michael Minta

Last month, by Jasper Johnson

Several weeks ago, Gustavus had the honor of hosting Professor Michael Minta from the Political Science Department of the University of Minnesota! Dr. Minta, who is one of the nation’s leading experts in the study of political representation of African American, Latino, and women interests in the United States, gave a lecture and Q&A about […]

Fall 2021 Academic Assistant Introduction – Jasper Johnson

4 months ago, by Jasper Johnson

¡Hola! My name is Jasper Johnson and I’m currently a Senior majoring in Spanish and Computer Science. For the Fall 2021 semester, I have the enormous honor of being the Academic Assistant for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Besides this, I’m also a Spanish tutor, a member of […]

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Ema, a Woman on Fire

10 months ago, by Ana Adams

  The film “Ema” starts with a fire. Specifically, it begins with the visage of a burning stoplight, and the screen pans out to reveal a woman holding a blowtorch. This woman, Ema, is setting fire to the streets. The film, directed by Juan de Dios Larraín, tells the story of this fire-starter, a dancer […]

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Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
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Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web
Severine BatesVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7391
Angelique DwyerAssociate Professor507-933-7419web
Paschal KyooreProfessor of French507-933-6078web
Sharon MarquartAssociate Professor507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia SuarezAssociate Professor507-933-7385
Annalise RivasVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7389
Jeremy RobinsonDirector of the Culpeper Language Learning Center507-933-6248
Toshiyuki SakuragiProfessor507-933-7384web
Lianying ShanAssociate Professor507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-GonzálezAssociate Professor507-933-7387
Mayra TaylorAdjunct Instructor507-933-7646
Bastian TreptauVisiting Instructor507-933-7390