Options for Language Study beyond Marquette University
The following information has been compiled from professors and grad students in the Department of Theology at Marquette. If you know of any additional programs or opportunities to gain language proficiency, beyond the FOLL courses offered at Marquette, please let Dr. Lysaught know.
1. Middlebury College
Dr. Morales recommends Middlebury’s summer language programs. In the past, he notes, they have offered generous financial aid.
2. French in Chicago
For speaking, Chicago’s Alliance Francaise located at Chicago and Dearborn offers a good immersion program in the summers, as well as courses year round. This is actually what Celia recommends even for some students at U of C for conversational French!
Robert Schram is studying Latin with Reginald Foster, the former Latinist for the Pope and professor at the Gregorian University. Foster has retired and is living in the Milwaukee area (where he is from originally). He is teaching Latin in West Milwaukee. Although it will not count for any college credits, he is not charging anything for the experience.
Interested parties should write to him at
St. Florian Parish, c/o Reginald Foster, 1233 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Lisa Moore and Rebecca Meier-Rao recommend the UW-Madison’s online “German For Reading Knowledge” course and exam.
The “German for Reading Knowledge” exam can be taken online. Lisa did a lot of legwork to make sure that the results of the UW reading exam would be accepted by MU’s Theology department. The exam equivalency grade was cleared with Dr. Pustejovsky (head of MU’s Foreign Languages department).
Dr. Alan Ng is the contact person; find more information here.
One more bonus about the UW-Madison German exam—it is offered year round, including during the summer.
Rebecca Meieir-Rao took the “German for Reading Knowledge I” course at the UW in Madison. She states that “it prepared me perfectly for the reading exam.”
The website for the description of German courses at UW Madison is here.
The site for the description of the online courses is here.