College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Modern Languages


Alfred University Modern Language StudentOur Mission: to equip students as effective participants in diverse cultures through academically challenging programs in a caring environment.

We offer small interactive classes in which students integrate communication skills with cultural exploration.


The Division of Modern Languages offers instruction in the following languages:

Opportunities for Language students:

  • Live in the Language House with a native speaker of the target Language
  • Be selected to join Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society
  • Study Abroad
  • Events to inform and encourage discussion about global issues and diverse cultures

What does knowledge of a foreign language do for you?

  • Get an edge in the job market
  • Stand out from other graduate school applicants
  • Be a world traveler not a tourist
  • Open your eyes to a world of cultures
  • Get to know your cultural heritage
  • Discover great books, films and art from around the world
  • Let the creative minds of other cultures speak to you in their own language
More Information Contact Us

Faculty Profiles
Global Perspectives
Language House
Foreign Language Placement Exam

Division Chairperson: Dr. Kerry Kautzman
Phone: 607.871.2181

Division Secretary: Michele Gaffney
Phone: 607.871.2181


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