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World Languages and Cultures

Step Ahead with a New Language

Posted in: Student News, World Languages and Cultures

"Graphic of people sitting around a world globe saying hello in different languages"

Be a step ahead of the crowd! Learning to speak a new language and about a different culture not only gives you future employment benefits, but also personal ones!

Beyond the world languages and cultures requirement students must complete, you can immerse yourself in a new language and culture through play, conversation and exploration.

What’s Available?

Entry level 3-credit 101 sections are open to all students. You don’t need to commit to a major/minor (unless you want to!) and if a you have already taken one language you can always add more to your collection! We offer classes in:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian

Great Job Boost!

NJ is the 4th most diverse state in the country225 world companies have US Headquarters in NJ, and Forbes magazine says that adding a language can improve salary and career opportunities.

World languages on a transcript tells future employers that the applicant is curious, culturally flexible, invested in diversity, ready to adapt and eager to explore new global challenges.If you already have some experience with a language, you need to take the quick free MSU online placement test to find the right level fit at this time.Or you can sign up for an available 101 class now and open the door to something new!


If you have any questions, reach out to Dr. Lois Oppenheim at