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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.

  

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month opens Sept. 17 with Panamanian-born Jorge Cham’s “The PhD Movie” and his lecture on procrastination, then moves to Peruvian crafts on the 20th and closes Sept. 28 with a “Night of Tango.”
  • 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.
  • Chris Miller ’14, a biology major fluent in Spanish, helps local Hispanic families navigate the community health care system.
  • After graduating in December with a double major in English and Hispanic studies, Sarah Masker ’14 will travel to Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar.
  • Tango Lessons and Noche de Tango Performance Bring WC’s Hispanic Heritage Events to a Close Saturday, Sept. 28.