Languages

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Hero Treatment

From the first day of classes at Mr. Taft’s School in 1890 and for more than 125 years since, foreign language study has been a core component of Taft’s academic curriculum. Like their predecessors, today’s Taft students may study Latin and Greek, and the ancient cultures or their origin. They may also study Chinese, French, and Spanish, with offerings at the AP and Post-AP level, and opportunities for independent study. With more than 60 foreign language courses offered on campus, study abroad programs, and courses in Arabic and Japanese through the Global Online Academy, Taft is preparing students to lead and achieve in an increasingly interconnected world.

Meet the Languages Department Faculty

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Languages Department Head; Director of Pinto Language Lab; Spanish
Jon Bender

Jon Bender

Spanish
Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Director of Residential Life; Classics
Baba Frew

Baba Frew

Director of Community Service; Co-Dir Global Leadership Institute; Spanish, Global Studies & Svc
Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray

French
Lisa Klein

Lisa Klein

Upper Mid Class Dean, Classics
Phillip Koshi

Phillip Koshi

Mid Class Dean; Spanish
Luz Lara

Luz Lara

Spanish
Yen Liu

Yen Liu

Chinese
Pilar Santos

Pilar Santos

International Student Advisor; Spanish