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.
One-act play celebrates Sicilian culture
This spring, Bentley collaborated with All’italiana-Boston Italian Theatre Company to stage a special performance of “La Giara (The Oil Jar),” a one-act comedy by Nobel Prize-winning Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello. Presented under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, the event was co-sponsored by the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences, the Modern Languages and English and Media Studies departments and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC) and showcased the talents of Lecturer in Italian Alessia Dalsant, who played the role of Mpari Pè.
Shea honored for Chinese language skills
More than 1400 students from 40 U.S. states competed in this year’s National Chinese Speech Contest (NCSC), a prestigious competition for Chinese language learners to showcase their skills and through oratory expression. Among them was Colman Shea ’23, a Language, Culture and Business (LCB) major whose passion for Chinese language and culture — as well as his exceptional speaking proficiency — helped earn him an Honorable Mention. Shea, who aspires to a career in private wealth management or real estate outside of the U.S., credits in assistant professor of Chinese Fei Yu with helping him prepare for and excel in the competition.