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About Us

The Modern Languages & Literatures Department helps you develop the ability to speak, understand, read, and write effectively in a language other than English. By reading and studying literary works by non-English authors, you will discover different means of expression, different ways of life, and different values, as well as being able to read some of the world’s greatest works of literature in the original, untranslated form.

You are encouraged to participate in study abroad for a semester or a summer term. Manhattan College administers several programs in cities around the globe that allow students to transfer a portion, if not all, of their Manhattan College institutional merit scholarship and need-based grant money. In addition to the specific Manhattan College programs, we are partners with several educational networks, allowing you to choose from hundreds of study abroad locations worldwide. See the Study Abroad website for more information.

Our Programs

The Modern Languages & Literatures Department has specific majors and minors in five different languages, and also offers courses in Chinese, German, Latin and Irish. Additionally, the department supports students from the School of Education & Health who choose to do a concentration in French or Spanish within their education major.



  • Faculty Emeriti in this Department

    The below is a complete list of living faculty members who retired from the Modern Languages department and hold emeritus status

    • Dr. Joan Cammarata, Professor Emeritus (Spanish)
    • Dr. Robert Kramer, Professor Emeritus (German)
    • Dr. Rodney Rodriguez, Professor Emeritus
    • Dr. Rosita Marcello, Assistant Professor Emeritus (Spanish)
    • Dr. Nevart Wanger, Assistant Professor Emeritus

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Watch Student Videos

Watch videos of student projects for the Italian 102 course.