To get a better sense of how Obies use languages other than English, we’ve asked current students and alumni to fill out a brief survey and let us know what they’re up to, linguistically! If you’re interested in participating in the project, feel free to fill out the survey. Questions? Email us.
Obies Using Languages
Ida Hoequist is a member of the class of 2014 who is pursuing a major in German Studies, as well as an independent Linguistics major. At Oberlin, she has used German, French, Old Icelandic, and Kalaallisut.
Luke Adamson is member of the class of 2014 pursuing a double-degree in Cello Performance and Psychology. At Oberlin he has studied German and Zoogocho Zapotec and lived in German House for two years.
Heather Kirkconnell is a 2011 graduate of Oberlin with a BA in French and a BM in Organ Performance. She just got back from spending two years studying music in France.
Teresa Tippens is a member of the class of 2015 pursuing an independent major in Sound Design. She speaks Japanese and has spent a significant amount of time in Japan.