March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers students the opportunity to study language and cultural production across eight different traditions: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
The best way to understand our mission is in the context of the liberal arts curriculum at Kenyon more broadly. To be sure, the study of language facilitates communication, work, and travel, but it is also an intellectual discipline in its own right, training one to think and to interpret the world in a completely new way.