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About the Department

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The Department of Modern Languages is the home of eight different languages and its faculty consists of over twenty-five members between professors and adjuncts who teach courses ranging from introductory language level to literature, culture, and film.

The Department offers full programs leading to a major and a minor in French and in Italian; a minor in Chinese and in Japanese and introductory language courses in Arabic, German, Russian, and in Vietnamese.

Our focus is on creating a strong community of language learners, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens. We 1) prepare students to master the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Guidelines and 2) foster knowledge and understanding of the cultures and the literatures of the target languages.


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Why UMass Boston?

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Robert Carter

Chemistry Department Chairman; BA, College of Wooster; PhD, University of Kansas

“Our caring faculty really does have the success of our students at heart.”

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