World Language

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World Language Course Offerings

From the first day of classes at Mr. Taft's School in 1890 and for more than 125 years since, 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 of their origin, while they may also elect to study a modern language: Chinese, French, or Spanish. With courses offered in five languages on campus ranging from introductory to the most advanced levels, opportunities for study abroad programs, and courses in additional languages through the Global Online Academy, Taft is preparing students to lead and achieve in an increasingly interconnected world.

Meet the World Language Department Faculty

Lisa Parente

Lisa Parente

World Languages Department Head, Classics
Pilar Santos

Pilar Santos

World Languages Dept Head (Semester One 2021), Spanish
Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Classics, History
Jillian Danaher

Jillian Danaher

Upper Mid Class Dean, Spanish
Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Director of Residential Life, Classics
Baba Frew

Baba Frew

Director of Community Service, Director of GLI, Spanish, Global Studies & Service
Justin Hudak

Justin Hudak

Classics, English
Luz Lara

Luz Lara

Spanish
Jason Smith

Jason Smith

French
Justin Torre

Justin Torre

Spanish
Jingci Wei

Jingci Wei

Chinese