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Modern Languages

“El que habla dos lenguas vale por dos.”

They say the person who speaks two languages is worth two. And learning a foreign language at Washington College opens up a world of opportunities. Our faculty have traveled and studied in all corners of the globe, and we want our students to do the same.

Learn more about our language programs in French studies, Hispanic studies, German studies and international literature and culture or check out some of our student opportunities.

  

In Pictures

Video Spotlight

Recent Stories

  • Charllotte Costa ’14, a double major in Hispanic studies and anthropology, volunteers three days a week at Garnett Elementary School helping youngsters learn English through the WC-Latino Community Volunteer Program. In this video, she talks about what the experience means to her and one of her students in particular.
  • Peruvian writer Claudia Salazar Jiménez will read in Spanish from her debut novel and talk about gender, political violence and lesbian writing in South America.
  • Eduardo Corral, whose collection Slow Lightning earned acclaim, will read at the Rose O’Neil Literary House Tuesday, Nov. 5.
  • Professor Ken Schweitzer has been initiated as a sacred drummer in the colorful Santeria religion. He’ll share his experiences and his bata drums in a lecture and performance Oct. 1.
  • Traveling to ancient places in the Navajo Nation as part of Washington College’s Southwest Seminar, Rachel Brown ’16 is studying how losing and reclaiming a language influences a culture and its people.