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MODERN LANGUAGES

Never before has the world been so interactive and the benefits of understanding been so immediate.

In many parts of the United States, English is no longer the predominant language. Never before has the world been so interactive and the benefits of understanding been so immediate. Walk the streets of Philadelphia and you are likely to hear Bengali, Cantonese, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, and Kiswahili as well as Spanish, French, and German.

At Ursinus College, students have the opportunity to study French, GermanJapanese, Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese-Mandarin; students are encouraged to study abroad, interact in Musser International House with students from more than twenty countries, meet and eat weekly at the language tables in the cafeteria, study in the International Learning Center and learn, work, or intern in New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC. Ursinus offers courses in modern languages, as well as teaching certification for kindergarten through grade 12.


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Modern Languages: Catalog

WHY STUDY OTHER LANGUAGES?

As our world becomes smaller and our focus shifts to internationalization, the study of Modern Languages complements not only the traditional areas of interest such as culture and literature but now also politics, economics, sociology, and even science.

Language Study in the Age of Globalization

Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities