The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is dedicated to diffusing knowledge about the languages and cultures of a diverse world population as well as imparting respect for and understanding of similarity and difference across national borders. The faculty help students achieve their goals, whether preparing for teaching, translation, international business, diplomacy, or the entertainment industry.
On campus, language clubs and immersion language residence hall floors provide informal settings for speaking and interacting in the target language. Recent events include film series; trips to restaurants, museums, operas, and plays in New York City; and international travel. Students may also take advantage of Montclair State-affiliated study abroad programs in over fifty countries.