Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Spanish Immersion Weekend May 30th and 31st. See news items below for details!
Picture of Toledo, Spain
Summer University in Cadiz, Spain
People walking through a plaza in Cadiz, Spain

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a uniquely rich and diverse humanities education with majors in Classics, French, and Spanish.  Classes in other languages are also offered on an ongoing basis, such as German, Italian, and Chinese.  The study of world languages, cultures, and literatures provides students marketable skills for a wide variety of professions in the global marketplace.  

A teacher education track is available to students majoring in either Classics, French or Spanish and is designed to provide prospective teachers a strong academic foundation along with a continuous focus on both the theory and practice of teaching through a sequence of pre- internship education courses and field experiences.

News & Events

Immersion Weekend
Spanish Immersion Weekend for 1 cr.
March 21st, 1:00-7:00 and March 22nd, 9:00-5:00, at the University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus. Featuring Claude Beauclair of Paris, France, and Catherine Masson of Wellesley, MA. This weekend will include training in pronunciation, diction, and presentation of French dramatic and poetic texts. Intermediate and advanced speakers are welcome to register for this course and CEU credits are available for teachers. The immersion is $350 and to register please contact Karen Pires at 780-5011.
Django Reinhardt
A French conversation group will be held every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 PM in Payson-Smith Hall, room 206 on the Portland Campus for the duration of the fall semester. Please contact Nancy Erickson, Professor of French, for further details at 780-4327.