Language Day Faculty and Staff

MCLL Faculty

Elizabeth Ametsbichler
Professor / MCLL Co-Chair

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Linda Bailey
Lecturer, Spanish

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Seth Barnes-Smith
Teaching Assistant - French

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Zhen Cao
Senior Lecturer

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Brian Dowdle
Assistant Professor

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Linda Gillison
Professor Emerita

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Alice Harris
Adjunct Instructor

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Khaled Huthaily
Assistant Professor: Arabic & Linguistics

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Clary Loisel
Professor

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Jannine Montauban
Professor / MCLL Co-Chair

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Kelly Noe
Lecturer

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Matthew Semanoff
Associate Professor

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Clint Walker
Associate Professor

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Barbara Weinlich
Visiting Associate Professor

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Affiliated UM Faculty

Community Presentors

Patrick Marsolek - Dance Instructor

Downtown Dance Collective

TangoHelena

Since 2007 Patrick has been teaching tango around Montana. He’s one of the founding members of TangoHelena, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to promoting the tango and the culture of the dance in Central Montana. Through TangoHelena he teaches in Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, and Dillon. He enjoys sharing the tango with people of all ages. He’s had students in grade school and as old as 100 years. He’s taught in schools, retirement communities, workplace Christmas parties, private groups and individual lessons. He also teaches through Helena Civic Television which has aired more than 36 episodes of tango instruction. He has produced three instructional DVDs on the technique and steps of the Argentine Tango, which have been enjoyed world wide.


Amy Robertson - German Club

The German Club raises awareness on campus of Central European culture and gives students opportunities to learn about Central Europe and practice German language skills.