Explore language, culture and literature courses designed to enhance language acquisition and foster an understanding of diverse peoples and cultures.
In an increasingly globalized society, there are clear practical benefits to speaking more than one language. Bilingualism has become essential to those engaging in areas of science, technology, business and politics. And beyond just words and syntax, learning another language allows students to gain a deeper understanding of cultural ideas and traditions, and opens doors to career opportunities in a variety of different fields. The Department seeks to better prepare Emmanuel students to succeed in an interconnected world.
While Emmanuel is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the U.S., there are even more opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. These include faculty-led study abroad courses in locations such as Paris, Milan and Oviedo, among others.
EC Hosts Roundtable with Italian Consulate
On May 16, 2015, Lecturer and Italian Program Coordinator Isa Orvieto, with the support of the Educational Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston, planned and coordinated a Round Table, "Lingua e Cultura: l'immagine dell'Italia nella didattica dell'italiano L2," hosted at Emmanuel College.
EC Faculty Speak at PAMLA Conference
In November 2015, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and department chair Jose Alvarez-Fernandez organized and served as presiding officer at the session, "European Testimonies of Political Repression," that took place at the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Portland, Oregon.Read more
Small classes, big advantages
Modern Languages faculty is comprised of a diverse and energetic group of professionals who are passionate about the language and culture they teach and are committed to fostering strong conversational skills in a second language.Meet Our Faculty
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