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What Our Students Are Saying

"The German program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has been an invaluable part of my learning experience at Duquesne, academically and personally. The faculty has been extraordinary in creating a classroom dynamic where individual attention balances perfectly with classmate engagement. What you learn in class goes well beyond basic linguistics: the immersion in culture, art, film, history, and current events extends far beyond the classroom, giving me the confidence and ability to fulfill my dream of traveling abroad. I can honestly say that becoming a German minor was the best decision I made as a student at Duquesne." 
Elizabeth Rotz, 17, 
German

Over my four years at Duquesne, I have had an amazing experience! The faculty are exceptionally engaging and knowledgeable. I've also been fortunate to meet some of my best friends through the Spanish program. 
Tyler McCardell, 17, 
Spanish

Throughout my studies at Duquesne University over the last four years, one of the most rewarding experiences has been my opportunity to minor in German. Studying German at Duquesne has given me the chance to expand my studies. The flexibility of the program and dedication of the professors has allowed me to work around my other major requirements and still graduate in four years.
Christoper DelFrate, 17,
German

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Duquesne helped me to retain what I had learned abroad and helped me to further develop my knowledge of German. The instructors were great and it was a great help to me in deciding to pursue a TEFL certificate to teach English abroad in Asia. What most people forget to mention, whenever they speak of learning a foreign language, is that one's skills in one's native tongue are also greatly affected.
Logen Fogal, ‘16
German

An integrated and practical approach to language is the only way by which someone can learn it - you have to read, speak, and think in that language. Language classes at Duquesne have developed my ability to do all of these. French is a part of my life now! 
Jordan Oeler, '14
French

The comfortable size of our German classes allowed me to actively participate on a regular basis and be engaged in the conversation with my other classmates.The professors greatly expanded my writing, speaking, and reading skills and also broadened my understanding of German culture, film, and drama.
Shannon Smith, '14
German

The Spanish program nurtured my natural love of the Spanish language. Individual attention and fun classroom activities made my Spanish language abilities better than ever.
Brian Bowling, '14
Spanish major

The personal attention I received from professors created the ideal environment for the development of my language skills. As a Modern Languages major, I was given the opportunity to learn several languages thanks to the helpful, readily available faculty.
Curtis Evans, '12
Modern Languages major