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Modern Languages and Literatures


Due to concerns about COVID-19, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will be open but working virtually.

  • Najja Couch, Program Assistant for the Department, will be available via email ( & by a virtual office, a Zoom chat room:
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 880 643 6291
    Summer hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

For a list of faculty and advisor office hours and availability, please view our Virtual Office Hours.

Why Study Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State?

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How would you like to be able to speak a language other than your own? Have you ever been curious to learn about other cultures? Our faculty will help you achieve goals, whether preparing for teaching, translation, international business, diplomacy or the entertainment industry.

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Our Programs

We offer a diverse range of programs spanning nine languages. In addition to language study, students focus on the literature, cinema, music and other cultural aspects of the countries in which these languages are spoken. Students can major or minor, or even double major or minor, in our diverse areas of study.

Programs of Study


A language degree is incredibly versatile. Our students have landed spots in top graduate programs, with some going on to pursue careers in academia, international relations and government. They’ve also found success in a wide variety of fields such as business, civil service, translation, interpreting and public relations, among others.

Careers in Modern Languages and Literatures

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Our Faculty

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers nine languages. Faculty are specialized in all aspects of the cultures associated with these languages. Their expertise extends from language pedagogy to history, literature, the visual arts and translation.

Meet our Faculty

Contact Us

Contact Modern Languages and Literatures
Schmitt Hall 222