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About the Department


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 programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Japanese. We also offer introductory language courses in 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.