Modern Languages

Our Mission

The Department of Modern Languages (MLD) was established in February 1959. The mission of the department is:

  • to instill humanistic values and enhance career options.
  • to introduce, develop, and reinforce language skills through classroom work, the language laboratory, and the tutoring resources of the department.
  • to focus students’ learning on the cultural aspects of the courses offered in the department, and thus foster not only self-awareness but also appreciation, both of one’s own culture and of other cultures.
  • to encourage students from all majors to be active in the college community, the larger community, and as global citizens, through participation in clubs, volunteer activities, and study abroad. 
  • to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university.

The Modern Language Department at Bronx Community College strives to offer dynamic, engaging language classes that challenge students to progress in their target languages. We are living in a world where the knowledge of more than one language can make a difference in the job market, where communication can make or break a business deal, where global travel is on everyone's dream list, and where knowing a foreign language is a valuable commodity.

Program Description

Bronx Community College offers courses in Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Emphasis is placed on practical application of the language for effective communication.

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Career Options

  • Travel industry & Tourism
  • Banking
  • Bilingual Education
  • Consular/Foreign Service
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Import & Export
  • Intelligence/Military Service
  • International Business and Finance
  • Police Work
  • Social Service
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Real Estate

Some career options require more than two years of college study."


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