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.


Iraq War Translator Aspires to Teach Immigrant Children

Baghdad native Wasan Bahr Al Uloom honed her language skills on the Iraq war battlefields.

Brooks Series to Explore Fear of Death

This year's theme compares western and non-western concepts about death.

Tai Chi Master to Offer Demo and Workshop

Popular Jesse Tsao returns to share the Chinese martial art Sept. 7-8.

Study Abroad Provides Canvas for Student Art in India

Three aspiring teachers created a 12-piece art exhibition as part of their study abroad program in Mangalore, India.

College Takes Leadership Role in European Union Studies

Thanks to strong participation and performance, the College will assume the role of presidency when the next 2019 Model European Union Conference takes place.


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