Department of Foreign Languages
The Department of Foreign Languages at Stonehill College fulfills its mission by teaching foreign languages, cultures and literature, by promoting cross-cultural understanding, and by presenting models of effective pedagogy. Members of the Department also serve the College and wider community in areas pertaining to foreign languages.
The Department of Foreign Languages offers majors in Spanish, French and Foreign Languages, and minors in French, German, Italian Studies and Spanish.
Requirements & Course Offerings
To review Foreign Language program requirements and course offerings, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
Learning Other Cultures: Your World and Beyond
The study of foreign languages is an integral part of a liberal arts education. It gives students a means of breaking through the barrier of a single speech and culture pattern and provides an encounter with some of the world's great literatures, cultural traditions, and social models.
Career Options for Foreign Language Majors
It is also invaluable for those students seeking careers in education, international studies, psychology, health care administration, political science, communications, sociology, business and scholarly research.
Abby Bongaarts ’15 will be spending her junior year some 4,000 miles away from Stonehill, studying in Munich, Germany after recently earning a prestigious DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which is the German equivalent of the Fulbright Program in America.
Associate Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages John Golden was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Stonehill Faculty Service Award. The honor is given to a full-time faculty member whose service has significantly advanced the mission of the College.
Stonehill Professor of Foreign Languages Antonio Barbagallo was recently honored as a Siciliani Eccellenti (Excellent Sicilian) by Sicilia Mondo, a social network partnership created by the Association of Sicilians in the World and the Emigration Department of Sicily’s regional government.