Facilities

Foreign Languages and Literature - Facilities

Pardee Hall, Fourth Floor

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures (FLL) is located on the fourth floor of historic Pardee Hall, which first opened its doors to Lafayette students in 1872. Today students meet in “smart” classrooms, which allow for the projection of websites, databases, student writing and revision, as well as film clips and videos.

The College recently installed a 12-foot satellite dish on the roof of Pardee Hall to connect the Foreign Languages & Literatures Resource Center with any of 32 different satellites across North America. This moveable dish can be directed to pick up television signals from other countries and is just one of the many high-tech tools FLL instructors use both in and outside the classroom to teach their subjects.

The Department’s dynamic faculty offers seven modern languages (Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) and two classical languages (Greek and Latin), all of which are taught with digital technologies available in Pardee’s smart classrooms and the FLL Resource Center.

FLL and Pardee Hall’s fourth floor are also home to the International Affairs Program, which prepares students for a career in foreign service, international business, or international law, and the Max Kade Center, which works toward advancing German-American relations.

FLL Resource Center

The FLL Resource Center (FLL/RC) is a state-of-the-art laboratory that offers a variety of resources to facilitate language learning and the study of other cultures. At the FLL/RC students have access to everything from international television programs via satellite to the latest in pedagogical software.  Here, students learn how to build e-portfolios that showcase and help them reflect on their language learning journey. Native speakers and advanced learners of the various languages we teach are also on hand to help.  Feel free to stop by the FLL/RC located in Pardee Hall 418. For more information visit the FLL/RC website.

Max Kade Center for German Studies

The mission of the Center is the advancement of German-American relations and the promotion of mutual appreciation through the collaboration of teachers, scholars, and artists. Located on the fourth floor of Pardee Hall in room 429, the Center offers a forum in which students, faculty, and the public at large can gain a greater understanding of the histories, the cultures, and the political, economic, and social developments of German-speaking countries and their impact on America’s past, present, and future. For more information, visit the Max Kade website.

Contact Us

Sidney Donnell, Department Head
404 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5260
donnells@lafayette.edu

Markus Dubischar, Assistant Head
423 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5293
dubischm@lafayette.edu

Joli Mellett, Department Secretary
410 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5252
mellettj@lafayette.edu

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Lafayette College
413 Pardee Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5252
(610) 330-5656 (fax)