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Welcome New Faculty!

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to welcome two new faculty to our department.  Dr. Patrick Brugh is our new Director of the Language Learning Center.  Dr. Alessandra Montalbano is the new Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Italian.


Dr. Patrick Brugh

Patrick received his doctorate in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis.  He has held teaching and administrative positions at both Loyola Blakefield and Loyola University Maryland.  Patrick will not only be the new LLC Director but will also teach German for us. He can be found in the Language Learning Center in MH 443B.


Dr. Alessandra Montalbano

Alessandra received her doctorate in Italian Studies from New York University.  She has taught numerous Italian language courses from the elementary to the advanced levels. Alessandra is also working on a book manuscript about crime in modern Italy. Besides teaching Italian, Alessandra is also the new Coordinator for the Italian section,  She can be found in MH 467.

New Chinese Minor!

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the newly launched Chinese minor. This program focuses on improving proficiency in Chinese language and introducing Chinese literature and culture to prepare for leadership in today’s increasingly multilingual and globalizing world. It will particularly benefit students who are interested in business, government, diplomacy, education, law, technology, tourism, journalism, medicine, and other fields.

Student Events


Here are  a couple photos from the International Festival on November 7, 2014.

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 Madame Catherine Savell

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers programs of study in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

As part of its commitment to a broad-based, liberal-arts education, Loyola requires all students, regardless of their major, to demonstrate proficiency in a modern or classical foreign language at the intermediate college level, or higher. Depending on how high students place on their placement exam, anywhere from 1-4 language courses will be needed to fulfill Loyola's basic language requirement.  

The department offers majors and minors in Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and Comparative Cultures and Literary Studies, as well as affiliate minors in Italian and Latin American and Latino Studies.

Got questions?  E-mail your questions to us at askMLL@loyola.edu

*Just approved in February 2014 is our new Chinese minor.  Please see our curriculum page for more information.  Questions? Contact Professor Jinghua Wangling.*

Students who need forms signed should leave them with Natalie Rock in MH 454.  She will make sure they get signed and will then contact the student.

Fall 2014 Poetry Contest Winners

Chinese - Miley Lott
French - Hallie Stacho
Italian - Jessica D'Angelo
Japanese - Jakob Gorski
Spanish - Sydney Schildnecht

Spring 2015 Essay Contest Winners

Intermediate Chinese - Timothy Spillane
Advanced Chinese - Joey Ho
Advanced French - Olivia Earenfight
Intermediate Italian - Michael DiBianca
Intermediate Spanish - Stephanie Hakeem
Advanced Spanish - Sydney Generoso

Congratulations to all our winners!!!


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