Five College Consortium

Innovative Language Teaching

Building Bridges through Language

The theme of this year's symposium was "Building Bridges through Language." Students shared their various experiences where their ability to understand and communicate in a different language from their own helped them in transcending communication barriers and fostering new ties from around the world.

You can access videos from each campus:

1) Amherst College - Carina Corbin (Korean); Kathryn McHenry (Swahili)

2) Hampshire College - Julia Kersten (American Sign Language)

3) Mount Holyoke College - Sydney Vaughn (Russian); Shannon McCarley (Spanish); Sally Shim (Chinese); Melanie (Spanish); Lia Kapanadze (Italian); Kali Muhly-Alexander (German)

4) Smith College - Kenny Clark (French)

5) UMass Amherst - Thomas Ranucci (Italian); Richard Sookey (Portuguese); Reagan Mahoney (Spanish); Paige Dougherty (Italian); Michael Acosta (Arabic); Laura Drinan(German); Emalie Keena (German); Dustin Liu (Chinese); Andrew Morehouse (Latin)