Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages

Academic Department

The Department of Modern Languages immerses students in the study of a second language and its literatures and cultures. Our students deepen their understanding of cultural differences and similarities, exercise their responsibilities as citizens of the world and promote meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

Our courses are taught by skilled, accessible faculty members with experience living and studying in countries around the globe. We strongly encourage participation in study abroad programs, support student internships abroad wherever possible and promote volunteer outreach in the Newport community, where students tutor English as a second language and teach French and Spanish to elementary school students during after-school programs.

Programs

Language competency is a life skill and a career asset. Salve Regina University's bachelor's degree in French and Francophone studies allows students to develop their linguistic skills while gaining an appreciation for the cultures, civilizations and literature of the French-speaking world.

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Language competency is a life skill and a career asset. Salve Regina University's bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies allows students to develop their linguistic skills while gaining an appreciation for the cultures, civilizations, heritage and literature of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Salve Regina University's minor in Italian studies provides an opportunity for students to achieve proficiency in the language while adding to their cultural knowledge of Italy. Students participate in a short-term or semester study abroad program in Italy and are encouraged to pursue Italian-focused courses related to or complementing their major.

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Salve Regina University's bachelor's degree in world languages education develops students' linguistic skills in either French or Spanish and readies them to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades K-12. Our students master a modern language and gain the expertise to confidently move from being students in the classroom to teachers who will make a difference.

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