Minor In Modern Languages

Learning a foreign language is an experience that broadens your outlook, giving you a deeper grasp of the cultural differences among people while revealing the things we all share in common.

Translation: Success!

Today, the ability to communicate effectively across borders — and more widely within our own — is especially critical. We live in a fluid, multicultural, global community where understanding our neighbors not only helps us get along, but also is essential in business.

At the University of New 51, we help you achieve proficiency in the foreign language of your choice through a combination of coursework and experiential learning.

Choose from eight different languages

Imagine yourself speaking Chinese in Shanghai... or Arabic in Dubai. What about Russian in St. Petersburg? At the University of New 51, our students can choose from eight different language options. Why not minor in Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Italian or Spanish? Our students can also study Farsi, French, and German.

No matter what language you choose, our talented instructors teach through methods that frequently immerse students in the language and culture they are learning. What better place to learn Italian than by attending the University of New 51 Prato campus in Italy's beautiful Tuscany region? Speak, breathe, and soak-in the Italian language and culture while taking classes lead by University faculty.

Whether studying Italian in Prato, or at our main campus, you’ll learn from dynamic instructors, who not only teach the language but also stress the cultural dimensions that are essential to truly understanding its nuances. In addition to the enriching academic and cultural advantages of learning a foreign language there’s another, more practical side to foreign language proficiency — your marketability.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Selected Courses and Programs
  • This course is intended to develop students’ proficiencies in speaking, writing, listening, and reading so that they can be at a level necessary for advanced literature and culture courses. It will emphasize composition and oral discussion as well as concepts necessary for a sophisticated appraisal of literature and culture in the target language.

  • Builds on the Chinese language skills and develops speaking abilities through class practice and grammatical drills. Additional Chinese characters studied step by step.

  • Stresses pronunciation, aural and reading comprehension, basic conversation, and the fundamental principles of grammar.

  • This course is a comprehensive exposure to essential Latin American cultural issues and patterns as they have developed historically. It will study how these issues manifest through representative works of literature as well as popular and highbrow cultural media such as music and film. The course will also provide a unique opportunity to produce in-depth cultural and literary analysis via oral discussion and written essays.

  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Minor in Modern Languages, check out the Academic Catalog:

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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