Modern Languages

The goal of the Modern Languages Department is to promote proficiency in all four language acquisition skills — reading, writing, listening, and speaking — as well as a better understanding of the history and culture associated with the language of study. Our range of language courses prepare our students to succeed in an increasingly connected world.

Graduation Requirements

12 credits of a foreign language are required, which equates to 2 full years of Modern Languages courses.

Modern Languages Courses

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The most rewarding part of teaching a foreign language is watching the interactions between my students. I love seeing their progress and enthusiasm as they genuinely enjoy using the language.

Josh Frost ’04, Modern Language Department Chair


Joshua Frost

Modern Languages Department Chair, Spanish Teacher

Maggie Li

French Teacher

Jesús Moreno

Spanish Teacher

Lynelle Wang

Mandarin Teacher

Marc Welch

Spanish Teacher

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