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.


Guitarist Pamela Means to Perform Feb. 27

The bi-racial, feminist “indie” folk artist from Boston will perform and give a workshop.

Journalist to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Robert J. McMahon '84 is managing editor for the Council on Foreign Relations.

You Studied What? From Hip Hop to Harry Potter

These 12 classes boast interesting titles and even more impressive outcomes.

College Hosting Immigration Discussion

Attorneys from Miller Mayer LLP have specialized in international legal matters.

Six Taiwan Students Spend Year on Campus

The six visitors from Tamkang University bring an East Asian outlook.


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