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The Japanese section offered a Kimono demonstration, calligraphy and food tasting during an exciting evening in the fireside lounge. (Photo: Krit Upra)
Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages! We offer ten language programs: Arabic, ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (Design : Cathleen Yang)
The Chinese section celebrated the Chinese New Year with paper cutting and calligraphy workshops as well as food tasting and traditional live music!
All of our courses effectively use media and technology to help students gain valuable communicative skills that are culturally appropriate. (Photo: Krit Upra)
Learn a modern language, and prepare to live and work in a global and multicultural society, both at home and abroad. The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures is committed to preparing students for active participation in a global society, by providing the instruction of highest standard in modern languages and cultures. Our diverse faculty members dynamically engage students in learning languages and cultures through classes and a variety of activities including colloquiums, conversation tables, student-centered cultural activities and clubs, and study abroad programs.
Connord shares how studying Japanese and studying abroad influenced his life.
Read more about Connord Menard : I'm Moving to Japan!
Samir explains how learning Spanish impacted his professional and personal life.
Read more about Samir Nassim : Why I Learn Spanish
Dr. Elisabetta D'Amanda announces that RIT Italian Program is now part of the Italian National Honor Society Gamma Kappa Alpha.
Read more about The Italian Program joins the Italian National Honor Society
Elizabeth tells us what learning Arabic and studying abroad brought to her life.
Read more about Elizabeth Bova : When Learning a Language Changes Lives
Leo shares his perspective on Language as a cultural insight and a way to appreciate differences.
Read more about Leo Holman : a Language to Understand the World