Modern Languages

With students from around the world, BMCC is an international learning institution and New York is an ideal location to gain a broader perspective of the interconnectedness of world cultures. Not only Spanish-with its many inflections-but Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Italian are increasingly heard along the streets, in shops, restaurants, and offices.

Through its courses dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, Modern Languages Department offers you an exciting opportunity to engage in a learning experience aimed at developing global literacy. Global literacy includes written and oral communication, critical thinking and social responsibility, and appreciation of cultural artifacts, artistic products, and new technologies in more many languages. Whether you opt for a career in education, or in business, economics, law, health, politics, the arts, and the social sciences, our courses will help you reach a deeper understanding of your own and of others’ linguistic and cultural heritage.

BMCC’s Modern Languages Department offers more than 60 different courses to help you understand dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities. In addition to majoring in Modern Languages, you can take language courses to use as an elective in another major.

Learn more about our major in French, Italian and Spanish as well as our courses in Arabic, Chinese, and German. If you aspire to potentially open new avenues – academically and personally, read about our Study Abroad programs.

Students also have opportunities to engage with peers of different backgrounds and through extracurricular activities, independent research, guest speakers, study abroad, clubs, and more. Our faculty members have an outstanding who are ready to challenge and support you on your academic journey. Our expectation and aspiration is that every student will have developed a coherent experience that builds and integrates a meaningful set of experiential learning activities in preparation for a successful and fulfilling personal, civic, and professional life.

We care deeply about student success, and value learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Modern Languages Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8105

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m