Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The study of modern languages provides students intensive language, culture and literature classes with experienced professors, tutorial opportunities, conversational opportunities, a multimedia lab and a required study abroad experience. Modern language majors may earn internationally recognized certificates in oral proficiency from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, a value-added credential positioning them for the workplace or graduate study.

Camille Bethea

Meet Dr. Camille Bethea

Dr. Camille Bethea, associate professor of Spanish and coordinator of the Spanish program and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, is a 1991 graduate of Wofford College. She loves teaching first-year students and sharing her love of travel and civic engagement with them.

Helen Seddelmeyer

Meet Helen Seddelmeyer ’19

Helen Seddelmeyer graduated with a degree in German and sociology and anthropology. Seddelmeyer loved the German department’s tight-knit community of caring professors and fellow students. “I learned not only the German language, but how to think critically about other cultures and see differently through history, poetry, and fairy tales,” she says. After several months of training, Seddelmeyer began Peace Corps service as a secondary English teacher in Zambia.

Recent graduates in modern languages are working with:

Apple Inc.
Forsythe Immigration Law
Fulbright Foundation in Taiwan
Greenville News
Jiaoton University in Xi’an, China
Middlebury College
Naval Audit Service
Peace Corps
Teach for America
U.S. Foreign Service

Modern languages students have completed post-graduate studies at:

America University
Charleston School of Law
Emory University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Medical University of South Carolina
Middlebury College
New York University
Oxford University in England (Rhodes Scholar)
University of Miami
Wake Forest University