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.
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.
Sketching my dream from unreachable to real
Through her experiences learning abroad, Annie Xie '22 has become a lover of romance languages. She has taken both French and Spanish courses at Bentley, and recently committed to becoming one of our first Language, Culture, Business majors. Annie first fell in love with the French language while studying in Rouen, France. Annie believes that the Language, Culture, Business major is perfect for her because it has given her the opportunity to learn about business while pursuing her love for the French language. She hopes to combine the two fields in her future career. To learn more about Annie and her experience, check out the CLIC newsletter.