World & Classical Languages and Cultures

One of the immediate objectives of the Department of Modern Foreign and Classical Languages is to teach the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading of another language. This objective is focused on students developing the ability to communicate on various levels in the target language and to gain an appreciation of the literature written in that language.

Another objective of the department is to convey to students a knowledge and understanding of a different language, people and culture and to give them a method of viewing the world with a broader perspective.

Language Offerings

The department offerings include the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Greek and Latin.

Majors and Minors

Benedictine College offers majors and minors in Foreign Language, French, Spanish, Latin, and International Studies.




The degree enables students to pursue careers in education, graduate studies, journalism, travel, social services and health professions, law school, law enforcement, marketing, management, Peace Corps, and international non-government organizations.

Campus Organizations and Activities

  • International Club
  • Spanish Club
  • French Club
  • HALO (Hispanic and Latino Organization)
  • Study Abroad
  • Alpha Mu Gamma

International Studies Abroad

International Studies Abroad (ISA) is an affiliated program with Benedictine College. ISA offers semester and summer programs in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Benedictine College students receive a $200 discount off of all ISA programs, and they can apply for scholarships through ISA. Faculty Contact: Dr. Julie Sellers


Dr. Daphne McConnell, Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Julie Sellers, Associate Professor

Dr. Edward Mulholland, Associate Professor

Dr. Francisco Leon Rivero, Assistant Professor

Dr. Filiberto Mares Hernandez, Visiting Instructor

Contact Information

For more information, please email Dr. Daphne McConnell or call 913.360.7586.