World Languages

The World Languages curricula at Ursuline enable students to communicate effectively and accurately in a second language, unlocking the door to access and appreciate new cultures and peoples. In keeping with Ursuline's motto of "We learn not for school, but for life," studying one or more world languages at Ursuline prepares students for work and travel in the highly globalized society in which we live. Courses emphasize communicative competence in writing and speaking the target language as well as the understanding of the culture and literature of the countries in which it is spoken.

Ursuline offers the following world languages:

Dr. Aurelio Ausere

World Languages Faculty Member (Spanish)
B.A., Universidad de Salamanca
M.A., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Mr. David Ligon

World Languages Faculty Member (Latin), Department Coordinator, Latin Club Moderator, Peer Tutoring Coordinator
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Cincinnati
Post-graduate work at University of Cincinnati, Miami University & Xavier University

Ms. Jamie Pritchard

World Languages Faculty Member (French), French Club Co-Moderator
B.A., Miami University
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Blanca Risdon

World Languages Faculty Member (Spanish), Spanish Club Moderator, Spanish Honor Society Moderator
B.A., Edgecliff College
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Christina Schiesler

World Languages Faculty Member (German)
B.A., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Cincinnati

Ms. Sarah Tardivon

World Languages Faculty Member (French), French Club Co-Moderator
B.S., Miami University
B.A., Miami University
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Carmen Thiemann

World Languages Faculty Member (Spanish), Spanish Club Moderator
B.A., University of Costa Rica
M.Ed., Xavier University