Pardee Hall, Fourth Floor

Pardee Hall in spring.

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 Department’s dynamic faculty members offer 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 Hall’s smart classrooms and the FLL Resource Center.

FLL Resource Center

Professor Mary Toulouse holds her French 101 class in the language lab in Pardee Hall.

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.