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, Japanese 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
Second Language (L2) Pedagogy and Theory
Language Placement exams
Students interested in studying French or Spanish should take an online placement exam to help determine where to begin their foreign language studies at Bentley. See exam guidelines.
Students will need to remember their scores on these placement exams and be prepared to give their score to their professor during the first week of class. In order for these exams to be accurate, students must complete the entire exam.