Modern and Classical Languages
Faculty: B. Riess (Chair), C-J. Chen, V. Dantán, J. Franz, W. Hernández, T. Herrera de La Muela, J. Herrman, R. Hilal, B. Lewis, J. Lewis, J. Ludewig, R. Orttung, L. Reeck, X. Shi, N. Smith, J. Starczewski
The Center for Language and Culture (CLC) offers the opportunity for supervised self-directed language study. Depending on student enrollment and the availability of resources, offerings may include American Sign Language (ASL) or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students contemplating such study must submit an application to the Instructor as early as possible during registration.
- American Sign Language (ASL)
Applications for ASL are available HERE or in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, 104 Ruter Hall.
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Students interested in taking ESOL should contact instructor Jennifer Franz for more information.
Allegheny College offers a minor in Chinese language and instruction in Chinese (in the original language and in translation); please see the “Chinese” section of this Bulletin for details. See also the “Chinese Studies” minor.
Allegheny College offers a minor in German and instruction in the German language; please see the “German” section of this Bulletin for details.
Allegheny College offers a minor in Latin and instruction in the Latin language; please see the “Latin” section of this Bulletin for details and Learning Outcomes. See also the “Classical Studies” minor.
Allegheny College offers a major and minor in Spanish and instruction in the Spanish language; please see the “Spanish” section of this Bulletin for details. See also the “Latin American and Caribbean Studies” minor.
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Students learning a foreign language are urged to spend a semester or preferably a year abroad. The College sponsors several distinct study-abroad programs that are open to all qualified Allegheny students and to which Allegheny financial aid may be applied; see the “Study Away” section of this Bulletin for details. The following study-away programs offer instruction in the languages and cultures taught in the Modern and Classical Languages department:
- Arabic: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morrocco
- Chinese: Allegheny-sponsored CIEE programs in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai
- French: Boston University, Paris Internship Program, France; L’Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France; Minnesota Studies program in Dakar, Senegal
- German: University of Cologne, Germany
- Spanish: CIEE Study Center at FLACSO in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Minnesota Studies program in Quito, Ecuador; ITESM Campus, Querétaro, Mexico; CCCS Program in Seville, Spain