Saint Anselm Study Abroad in ChinaStudy Abroad in China - Great Wall of China, Kelly Flathers '15
Marseilles, FranceMarseille, France
Saint Anselm Study Abroad in ArgentinaStudy Abroad in Argentina, Reilly Sheehan '15 vacationing in Uruguay.
Castle Gruyere, SwitzerlandCastle Gruyere, Switzerland
Peterhof Palace, RussiaPeterhof Palace, Russia

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Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Language is an inherent part of the human condition. It is a fact of consciousness, a mode of being, an intentional and intellectual structuring of reality. Foreign language study engages the entire person. It improves understanding of one's own language through comparison and identification of linguistic structures. It increases intellectual capacity by exercising analytical and synthetical faculties: memory, attention, willpower, and self-discipline. It helps to exercise discrimination in the choice of words and to develop the ownership of a most valuable possession, a language sense, the feeling for correct form, for the exact word, for an elegant style; a skill that transfers into the student's daily use of English.

Through a three semester sequence of courses in Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish, emphasizing understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, the department seeks to develop linguistic skill and provide cultural enrichment.

In addition to regular classes, students attend native speaker sessions once a week to improve their spoken command of the language they are studying. The native speaker program complements classroom study of a foreign language by giving students the opportunity to use the target language in a setting that models real-life situations.

In small groups that are relaxed and conducive to interaction, students develop their speaking and listening skills as they converse with one another and with a native speaker whose voice, vocabulary and cultural background help to provide a mini-immersion experience that can foster fluency and confidence in speaking the target language.

During the junior year or during the summer, a student may take advantage of approved study abroad programs in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Geneva, Montreal, Mexico, Heidelberg, Saint Petersburg, Salzburg, and other cities.

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department has access to several study abroad programs for both majors and non-majors. For details, contact your language professor and the Office of Academic Advisement.

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Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

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Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Saint Anselm College's theatre group, the Anselmian Abbey Players, will present their annual One-Act Play Festival in the Koonz Theater of the Dana Center on February 4 and 5, and the following weekend on February 12 and 13, with all shows beginning at 7:30 p.m....Read More

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Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Saint Anselm College presented the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards to Professor Jennifer Thorn and senior India Barrows during this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on January 19....Read More

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Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that 838 students were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 for four courses of study....Read More

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Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

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On Saturday, December 19, Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader....Read More

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New Scholarship for New Hampshire Catholic High School Students

New Scholarship for New Hampshire Catholic High School Students

New Scholarship for New Hampshire Catholic High School Students

Saint Anselm College has announced a substantial new student scholarship, effective immediately and applicable to students from select New Hampshire schools who start entering the college in the fall of 2016....Read More

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Lourdes N. Jimenez, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive # 1645
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7007
ljimenez@anselm.edu

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