Modern Languages Department

The ability to speak another language and understand its culture becomes your passport to greater global awareness. With majors in French and Spanish; degrees leading to teaching certification in French, Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language; plus courses in Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian and American Sign Language, Cortland provides an international perspective.

Because nothing builds language skills like immersion in another culture, we encourage you to study abroad through our programs in Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Germany and France. Whatever choices you make, your Cortland degree will provide a solid foundation for foreign language teaching or careers in international business and other professions.


Young Grads Travel the Globe to Teach

Kyle Shea ’14 and Sarah Kelly ’15 are following their college success with teaching adventures on new continents.

Inaugural Lecture Highlights Faculty Research Sept. 16

A new faculty research award honors the memory of Peter A. DiNardo '68.

Students Master Wine Journalism in Italy

Professor John Hartsock believes in a hands-on approach to writing.

Chancellor Honors Four Students for Excellence

Two seniors and two recent graduates earned SUNY’s top student awards.

Study Abroad Scholarships Presented

The College supported international travel for 64 students this winter and spring.


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