Whether or not you plan to use a foreign language in your future career, studying one at Bentley can significantly enhance your career options. It will also make you a more well-rounded individual and culturally sensitive global citizen. We offer a diverse and engaging array of courses in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish. Each class is carefully designed to help you hone your language and communication skills while also developing the critical cultural awareness necessary for success in our ever-expanding global community. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to venture outside the classroom through study abroad and internship opportunities that offer experiential learning and cultural immersion. Whichever career path you ultimately choose, our Modern Languages courses help you prepare for future success by fostering a deeper awareness and understanding of our interconnected world.
As dedicated teacher-scholars, faculty members of the Department of Modern Languages continuously incorporate our ongoing scholarly research into our teaching of modern languages and culture in the classroom. We welcome Bentley undergraduate students to do research with us!
Faculty in our department are active in the following research areas:
- Interdisciplinary Regional Studies
- Translation Studies and Practice
- Cinema Studies
- Second Language (L2) Pedagogy and Theory
Working with local communities
Bentley University Spanish Students earn a fourth credit while partaking in service learning at a local elementary school. Alongside the parents of the students at Whittemore Elementary School that want to improve their English, Bentley students spend a half hour speaking in English and a half hour in Spanish about topics ranging from holidays and tourist sites to the difference in educational systems in the US and Central America. While performing service learning, students also improve their Spanish speaking skills and learn about Hispanic cultures. Moreover, they learn more about Waltham's immigrant community and form meaningful cross-cultural relationships.