Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

The study of languages, literatures, and cultures has long been a cornerstone of the liberal arts tradition. Today, in the global environment of the 21st century, cultural literacy and understanding are even more critical. Our multicultural faculty members are a diverse group of specialists in their fields. Embracing innovative methods for teaching and research, they help prepare their students for the responsibilities of global citizenship.

We offer courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish and participate in study-abroad programs. In addition, our students benefit from close interactions with faculty and small class sizes.

Features of Our Department

Dr. Giovanna Rivero with her recent book, which received special recognition from the Bolivian Academy of Children's and Young Adult Literature. Photo
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Spring 2019 Chinese Course Offerings
Hebrew Spring 2019 Course Descriptions
Spanish Spring 2019 Courses
Latin Spring 2019 Courses
Italian Spring 2018 Courses
French Fall 2018 Courses
Italian Spring 2018 Course Descriptions
Meet an Ithaca College Alumna
Elizabeth Getman

Elizabeth Getman, Spanish Major

Meet an Ithaca College Alumna
Kaleigh Mrowka

Kaleigh Mrowka, Speech Communication and Spanish Major

Gipsy

Read more about Spanish Major Gipsy Fernández '13 at ithaca.edu/ready.