Languages

Learn to Communicate with the World

The languages department operates under the belief that an essential goal of a liberal arts education is to instill in students a knowledge and appreciation of a language other than the student’s native tongue.

The curriculum teaches essential skills—reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, writing—as the fundamental components of communication. The examination of history, culture, and traditions are a part of the intellectual process. Learning about customs and context helps the language come alive. In addition, each March students are offered the opportunity to travel abroad and experience learning beyond the Suffield campus.

Suffield’s languages curriculum teaches students to:

• Better understand the world through the study of language and culture
• Use acquired language skills to pursue other academic disciplines
• Communicate in the language being studied
• Understand language more completely in the context of bilingualism

Gis-Xi Nahmens

Gis-Xi Nahmens

Chair, Languages Department, International Student Coordinator
Joyce Bolanos

Joyce Bolanos

Languages Department
Robert Braithwaite

Robert Braithwaite

Languages Department
Jem Bullock

Jem Bullock

Languages Department, Varsity Coach, Boys’ Waterpolo
Fiona Carey

Fiona Carey

Languages Department
Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Languages Department
Melina Lopez-Touceda

Melina Lopez-Touceda

Languages Department
Kaitlyn Nigro

Kaitlyn Nigro

Languages Department
Andrew Yuan

Andrew Yuan

Languages Department, Varsity Coach, Boys’ Tennis