Modern Languages Faculty

ChiaChyi Chiu

ChiaChyi Chiu

International Student Advisor, Chinese
Viviana Davila

Viviana Davila

IV Form Dean, Spanish, Head Coach - Field Hockey, Assistant Coach - Girls Soccer
Donald Duffy

Donald Duffy

Spanish
Sade Jack

Sade Jack

Assistant Director of College Counseling, French, Assistant Coach - Girls Tennis
Peter Mihalcik

Peter Mihalcik

Chinese, Assistant Coach - Cross-Country, Assistant Coach - Swimming
David Miller

David Miller

Spanish, Head Coach - Baseball, Assistant Coach - Boys Basketball
Ana Ramirez

Ana Ramirez

Associate Head of School, International Student Advisor, Spanish
Matthew Westman

Matthew Westman

Modern Languages Department Chair, French, Head Coach - Girls Volleyball, Assistant Coach - Girls Basketball

Modern Languages

At all levels of foreign language teaching, the Modern Language Department has as its primary goal the enrichment and broadening of the perspectives of its students. Through the study of language, our students develop an understanding and appreciation of other cultures, and their history, literature, art and geography.

Small classes at all levels stress strong communication skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Our classrooms afford dynamic opportunities for students to express themselves in a new language, and to use that language to discuss literary and historical texts. Active learning in the classroom and the language lab allows students to enhance their skills in listening and collaboration.

St. Andrew's modern languages faculty have all lived abroad and have pursued advanced work in their fields. We encourage our students to travel and have offered cultural and service learning trips in the spring and summer to countries including Nicaragua, Haiti, China, Guadeloupe, Costa Rica, and Peru. We also recommend specific programs to students who are interested in a study abroad or travel abroad experience.

Modern Language Department News


Modern Language Courses

Chinese

French

Spanish

Language Requirement

Students are required to complete two credits of the same foreign language or through the third level, whichever is more advanced. At least three consecutive years of the same foreign language is strongly recommended.