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Modern Languages and Literatures

Communicate with your neighbors in their native tongue, whether they're next door or on the other side of the world.

Knowing another language is one of the most valuable skills you will ever possess, and learning it at Brooklyn College — located in one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in the world — will be one of the wisest decisions you ever make. You can major in French, Italian, Russian or Spanish; pick up a minor in any of those languages as well as Chinese or German; and dabble in Arabic, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Japanese and Portuguese. With fluency in another language — and the cultural connections that are inextricable linked to it — you'll not only travel the world with more confidence, you'll also become a very desirable candidate for careers in almost any position imaginable, from education to law, international relations to business, and government to the arts, to name just a few.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Bernardita Llanos Mardones

Location: 4239 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5451
Fax: 718.951.4235