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World Languages and Cultures


In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Department of World Languages and Cultures is open but working virtually. Our department will continue to be available remotely as the University shifts to remote classes after the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Crystal Smith, Program Assistant for the Department, will be available via email at

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

Why Study World Languages and Cultures at Montclair State?

Welcome! ترحيب   欢迎 Bienvenue!  Willkommen  בברכה! Benvenuto!  歓迎!  환영!  добро пожаловать!

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 World Languages and Cultures

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Our Faculty

The Department of World Languages and Cultures 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 World Languages and Cultures
Schmitt Hall 222