Course Listings

We offer face-to-face classes, Zoom classes, hybrid classes, and asynchronous classes. Asynchronous classes have no meetings on campus or online–you work on your own and are required to complete assignments by due dates.

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Course Sequences

Heritage or native speaker courses are for students who learned a language through their families and communities but had no or little formal training. They include Elementary Arabic for heritage speakers (ARB 107), Elementary Chinese for heritage speakers (CHI 107), and an entire heritage track in Spanish (SPN 107-108 for the elementary level, and SPN 207 for the intermediate level). In French, our upper levels (FRN 200, FRN 204, FRN 210, and FRN 300) blend in traditional and heritage learning methodologies.
These courses focus on film, literature and culture rather than the language itself. They include Literature, Culture, and Civilization of China (CHI 170E), French Caribbean Literature in Translation (FRN 280E), French-Speaking Women Writers in Translation (FRN 281E), Literature, Culture and Civilization of Italy (ITL 170E), Italian Cinema in Context (ITL 205E) and Modern Italian Theater (ITL 312E).
We offer courses which are taught completely in Spanish. Learn about our courses taught in Spanish (pdf).

American Sign Language


Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I


Chinese I
Chinese II
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Modern Chinese Film


French I
French II
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Basic Conversational French
Intermediate French I
French Film and Conversation
Intermediate French II
Advanced French
Modern French Civilization
Francophone Literature
Advanced French Composition


German I
German II


Italian I
Italian II
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Intermediate Italian I
Italian Film and Conversation
Intermediate Italian II
The Modern Italian Short Story
Advanced Italian
Survey of Italian Literature


Elementary Portuguese I


Spanish I
Spanish II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Spanish Conversation
Basic Spanish Conversation
Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish Film and Conversation
Intermediate Spanish II
Advanced Spanish
Latin American Women Writers
Latin American Theater
Creative Writing in Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition
New York Literature in Spanish

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