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

General Education Foreign Language Competency (III):

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
Online Course Policy

Division Chair: Dr. Sandra Singer
Phone: 607.871.2181

Division Secretary: Michele Gaffney
Phone: 607.871.2181


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