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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French Honor Society Inducts Eight Students

French Honor Society Inducts Eight Students

French Honor Society Inducts Eight Students

Eight students from Saint Anselm College are new members of Pi Delta Phi, the International Honor Society for the French language....Read More

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Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Mark W. Cronin, dean of the college, has announced that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in a semester with at least 16 credits of study....Read More

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National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

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Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

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Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

During Saint Anselm College's 123rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, commencement speaker and alumnus Michael Sheehan addressed 433 members of the class of 2016, asking them to bring the Anselmian traditions of compassion and kindness into the world....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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