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Faculty & Staff

Department Chair & Administrative Staff

Will Gardner

Professor, Section Head



  1. Phone: (610) 690-6875
  2. Kohlberg 315
Will Gardner

Jessica Bawgus

Administrative Assistant II


Modern Languages & Literatures


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8143
  2. Kohlberg 316

Bethanne Seufert

Administrative Assistant II

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8679
  2. Kohlberg 316

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Language Study in the Age of Globalization

This brochure by the Modern Language Association is directed primarily to college students. It​ explains how knowing other languages enriches students’ personal lives, expands their range of professional opportunities, and increases their power to act as citizens of the world.


Language Media Lab

The Language Media Lab provides resources to enhance the study of foreign language, literature, and culture at Swarthmore College. Students have access to audio/video materials required for foreign language classes. The lab's resources include 12 Macbook Pros, 8 iMacs, an extensive library of foreign films, video cameras, and audio recorders. The space is a unique, adaptable, multimedia-friendly place to study, practice and develop language skills. 

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