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

Senior Class Dean, World Languages
Natasha Chity-Guevara

Natasha Chity-Guevara

Penn Fellow in World Languages
Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Classics, History
Jillian Danaher

Jillian Danaher

Associate Dean of Faculty, World Languages
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

Lower Middler Class Dean, World Languages, English
Peggy Johns

Peggy Johns

World Languages
Luz Lara

Luz Lara

Spanish
Justin Torre

Justin Torre

World Languages
Jingci Wei

Jingci Wei

Chinese