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: French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.


Tatianna Thurik, English TA in France

Last week, by Seth Wilson

Studying French at Gustavus for four years just wasn’t enough for me. During senior year, I decided that I would like to continue learning French post graduation. So when I heard about the Teaching Assistant program in France, I started to research it. A few former Gustavus students had done the program and had really […]

Faculty Shoptalk by Prof. Paschal Kyoore

2 weeks ago, by Seth Wilson

Prof. Paschal Kyoore did a Faculty Shoptalk on November 17th 2017 on the topic: “Immigration in Europe: The Past and the Future”

Emma Thompson, CIEE Global Institute- Berlin, Germany

Last month, by Seth Wilson

Emma Thompson Junior CIEE Global Institute – Berlin, Germany Majors: Psychological Science | Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study abroad in Berlin, Germany this past spring semester. I spent my time there with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). They offer semester long programs […]

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Name Title Phone Web
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten Associate Professor 507-933-7386 web
Jenny Tollefson Administrative Assistant 507-933-7391
Ana Adams Associate Professor of Spanish 507-933-6079 web
Patricia Branstad Instructor of German 507-933-7390
Laurent Dechery Professor 507-933-7383 web
Angelique Dwyer Associate Professor 507-933-7419 web
Paschal Kyoore Co-Chair & Professor of French, African, Caribbean Studies 507-933-6078 web
Nan Li Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6080
Carlos Mejia Suarez Assistant Professor 507-933-7385
Jeremy Robinson Director of the Culpeper Language Learning Center 507-933-6248
Toshiyuki Sakuragi Professor 507-933-7384 web
Lianying Shan Associate Professor and Department Co-chair 507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-González Assistant Professor 507-933-7387