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About the Department

Explore the world and your place in it through the study of language. Our students prepare for lives as global citizens, learning to communicate across languages and cultures. A rich curriculum is integrated with extensive cultural immersion: trips, speakers, festivals, performances, and (of course!) study abroad. Guiding our students are faculty members from over a dozen countries speaking as many languages. Together we create a dynamic community reflective of the world we live in: complex, multicultural, and interconnected.

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#1 for Spanish Teachers

Our program is the state’s top preparer of Spanish teachers and offers certification at all school levels.

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Great Double Majors

Chinese plus business? Arabic plus political science? Pairing any major with a language adds value.

Careers

On Employers’ Wish List

Language and cultural proficiency shine on any résumé, now that globalization touches every career sector.

Recent News / Announcements


  • September 29, 2016

    Acclaimed and award-winning Chinese writer-poet-alternative rock musician Wu Hongfei gave a successful performance to a packed audience at library auditorium on Sept. 27th.    As Wu Hongfei has been promoting and rediscovering her indigenous Dong Ethnic music (侗族)in recent years, she also gave a talk on "Ethno-folk music and Chinese Rock 'N' Roll." Attached are some of the photos for this event.

  • May 6, 2016

    Student of the Humanities & Social Sciences Program pursuing a degree in Spanish Secondary Education, was awarded a Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarship. We are very proud to have Sarah as a part of our program. Congratulations, Sarah! For more information see the links below: Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Beta Xi Chapter at The College of New Jersey

  • May 6, 2016

    2010 TCNJ graduate with a Self-Designed     major in Italian, won the FLENJ teacher of the year award. FLENJ Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey         and NECTFL celebrated all the finalists for Teacher of the Year. Pictured are FLENJ President Elect Amanda Seewald and the   2016 FLENJ Teacher of the Year Michael Kowalczyk...

  • March 31, 2016

    March 24, 2016 Students and faculty in the Japanese and Chinese language programs joined for a fun-filled evening of song on March 24th, 2016. Chinese and Japanese language filled the room as students performed in groups and on their own. The evening culminated with everyone singing together a song in Chinese and one in Japanese, regardless...

  • March 29, 2016

    TCNJ Russian students, professors, and friends celebrate the Russian Mardi Gras: the pancake holiday Maslenitsa! Find out more about Maslenitsa here:   http://www.sras.org/maslenitsa_blin MASLENITSA AT TCNJ

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