Modern Languages

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About the Modern Languages Department

Discover a Language With Us

The Modern Languages Department educates students who are prepared for success in today’s global society. Our department enhances the liberal arts education of our majors and non-majors through the study of world languages and cultures.

Among our programs are bachelor’s and master's programs, including teaching certification, and instruction in seven languages. Many of our graduates go on to become language educators, but the possibilities for the modern languages major are numerous. Many corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals and nonprofits are eager to hire multilingual talent. If you are majoring in health sciences or business, a modern languages minor is an excellent supplement to your education.

For Spanish majors, minors and graduate students, our program is comprehensive, encompassing language and linguistics, as well as advanced study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Modern Languages Department faculty members create an inclusive learning environment. They are student-focused and committed to education the next generation of teachers and multilingual speakers.

NJCU’s diverse, urban setting is an ideal environment for studying world languages and cultures. We offer an exceptional student experience, including an international film festival, study abroad opportunities and a Spanish-language publication of our students’ creative writing. Students are also encouraged to work with the Co-Operative Education program to find an internship that aligns with their career goals.

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Faculty Directory

Dr. Cora Lagos
Department Chair

Ms. Hilda Merchan
Administrative Assistant

Location: Karnoutsos Hall, Room 202