Senior Abby Huang has built a thriving online English-learning program connecting Loomis Chaffee students and schoolchildren in rural China, and she spoke about her experience at Senior Meditations convocation on April 9.
Modern & Classical Languages
The Modern and Classical Languages Department at Loomis strives to provide an education that teaches you how to interact in an ever-changing global landscape, preparing you for global citizenship. In addition to teaching the fundamental competencies of each language offered, our department will encourage you to dive into the cultural, historical, and geo-political background of whatever language, or languages, you choose to pursue.
Whether teaching Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, or Latin, our faculty members bring more than just cultural understanding and fluency to the classroom. Our passionate teachers bring language to life, drawing from experiences abroad where they have immersed themselves in learning a second or even a third language.
Loomis Chaffee students and faculty members traveled to Morocco earlier this month on one of two Alvord Center International Travel Programs offered to students during March Break this year.
Cuba was the March Break destination for Loomis Chaffee travelers on an educational tour examining the island's rich cultural heritage, its urban and natural landscapes, and its past and present relationship with the Unites States and the world.
Pelicans Jeff Scanlon '79 and Scott MacClintic '82 are on board to lead new two-week Immersion Programs focused on writing and Design Thinking in this year's Loomis Chaffee Summer Program enrolling now for June 2019.
Learning a language at Loomis Chaffee is learning how to communicate with others in a meaningful way, how to build bridges to other nations through a better understanding of people, and how to better understand oneself through the study of something other than one’s own native language and culture.
— RACHEL NISSELSON, HEAD OF MODERN & CLASSICAL LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT