Professor Kathy Rider, teaching Italian


We prepare students to develop their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in French and Italian in the context of proficiency-oriented instruction.

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Our Language Programs

In our courses, students improve not only their language skills but also develop a deeper and broader knowledge and understanding of Francophone and Italian cultural practices and products. We aim at establishing students’ translingual and transcultural competence through active learning in French and Italian, cross-cultural analysis, and development of critical thinking skills.

Whether you are enrolling in our courses to meet a language requirement, travel or study abroad, prepare for graduate studies, or to give you an advantage for a career in music, business, science, technology, or diplomacy, we extend a warm welcome to you.