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 Language Department Head
Collin Benedict

Collin Benedict

World Language
Corey Chandler

Corey Chandler

World Language
Natasha Chity-Guevara

Natasha Chity-Guevara

Penn Fellow in World Language
Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Kyle Conrau-Lewis

World Language, English
Jillian Danaher

Jillian Danaher

Associate Dean of Faculty, World Language
Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Director of Residential Life, World Language
Baba Frew

Baba Frew

Director of Community Service, Director of GLI, World Language, Global Studies & Service
Justin Hudak

Justin Hudak

Lower Middler Class Dean, World Language, English
Luz Lara

Luz Lara

World Language
Bridget Moriarty

Bridget Moriarty

World Language
Matthew Mullane

Matthew Mullane

World Language
Pilar Santos

Pilar Santos

Senior Class Dean, World Language
Justin Torre

Justin Torre

World Language
Jingci Wei

Jingci Wei

World Language
Maria Zamora Leyton

Maria Zamora Leyton

World Language