A Salesian Gentleman is an effective communicator who has the ability to build meaningful relationships in diverse, global environments and situations. The talented faculty that comprise Salesianum’s World Languages department bring a wealth of diverse cultural knowledge and educational experiences and each brings a passion for their expertise to the classroom every day.
Four-year classes are offered in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin and American Sign Language, with AP classes offered in Chinese, French and Spanish. Opportunities for international travel through BRIDGE service learning trips and exchange programs are offered throughout the year. As a result, students are not only expected to master the language, but to also understand and appreciate the culture that it represents. Graduates, upon completion of their World Languages coursework are positioned to confidently pursue their vocations as Salesian Gentlemen.

World Languages Faculty

List of 10 members.

  • Pavla Osborn 

    Department Chair
  • Shelley Collier 

  • Asa Equels 

  • Sofika Londo 

  • Amanda Matarese 

  • John Moore 

  • Rebecca Penix-Tadsen 

  • Caitlin Polidori 

  • Xiaohong Xu 

    Chinese Teacher
  • Kate Jellick