Modern and Classical Languages

The Department of Modern and Classical languages consists of 20 full-time and 10 part-time faculty, with professors from Argentina, China, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palestine, Romania, and Uruguay. Full time professors are active scholars in the fields that they teach.
  • Instruction is offered in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish
  • Hope offers overseas study in 60 countries including Argentina, Austria, China, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, and Spain.
  • Students enrolled in French, German, and Spanish are eligible to live in a language house; each house hosts an average of 5 students plus the native assistant who serves as a tutor and assists faculty members with their classes. 
  • The Department of Modern and Classical Languages supports language clubs and extracurricular activities including speakers, field trips, and showings of foreign films.
  • Students can pursue tutoring opportunities and apprentice teaching positions in the languages they are studying and participate in faculty/student collaborative research.
Hope College Department of Modern and Classical Languages

257 Columbia Avenue

Holland, MI 49423

Prof. Claudine André