World Languages

Lower School French teacher Harriet Castille

We begin by helping students to develop a foundation for listening well and being fearless speakers.  We teach children to speak about where they are in their daily life - clothing, family, school, food. It's about volume and exposure, not perfection. As they speak more, they reach a closer and closer approximation to the language skills of native speakers.

Spanish teacher Yoly Mayeux, a native of Colombia

We don’t just study the language. We live our culture, and we want to develop the same passion in our students that we have as teachers. The culture is very rich in Latin America, and we continually compare how the students live here with the cultures and customs of other countries. We hope they can travel and experience the world, get involved in the culture and understand other people.

Isabelle Berthelot, '20, ExLabs

World Languages Department


List of 2 members.

  • AndrĂ©e Elder 

  • Harriet Castille 

    French Teacher
    (337) 993-2263 x444

List of 2 members.

  • Sybil Carter 

    World Languages Department Chair, French Teacher
    (337) 365-1416 x256
  • Diana Maggini 

    (337) 365-1416 x324


List of 3 members.

  • Carolyn Oertel 

    Spanish Teacher
    (337) 365-1416 x312
  • Yoly Mayeux 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Cindy Mayeux 

    Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement
    (337) 365-1416 x238

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