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About Modern Languages

The study of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish at Elizabethtown College unites practical training in language skills with an understanding of culture, history, and literature.

Why Study Modern Languages at E-town?

Opportunities for Immersion on Campus

Students can get to know some of the native speakers among Elizabethtown's three dozen international students at social events. Student employment positions as language laboratory assistants and language tutors in our Center for Student Success are available to majors.The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking hosts programming of international interest and the Center for Civic and Community Engagement offers volunteer opportunities such as ESL tutoring.

Study Abroad Required

Thrive in another culture when you spend a year studying abroad. This will not only give you the changes to practice your language skills, but also build your sociocultural awareness, writing, reading and listening skills. While you are studying abroad, you will also take in the scenery, historic and cultural landmarks and get to experience life in another country.

Experienced Faculty

Our full-time faculty members have considerable professional and teaching experience. Their fields of interest include literature, film, bilingual education, teacher education, romance philology, literary translation, foreign literature pedagogy, reader-response literary theory and language methodology. Our faculty are actively involved in professional organizations, regularly present papers and conferences and publish work in their respective fields.

Interdisciplinary Options

Many of our majors double-major or minor in another discipline such as International Business, International Studies, Political Science, Communications or History. Modern Languages complements these majors nicely, as more and more industries have far-reaching objectives.

Our Graduates Succeed

Our graduates pursue a variety of career paths. Our alumni are teachers, professors or legal assistants, or work in numerous industries such as sales and manufacturing. They join the Peace Corps or Teach for America. Many of our students go on to graduate studies at schools such as George Washington University, Pepperdine University and the Graduate School for International Education. Our alumni also include winners of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.


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