WELCOME TO CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures offers courses in thirteen different languages; majors in French, Spanish, Italian, and two Romance languages; a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics; and minors in Classical Studies, French, Hispanic Linguistics, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures.
The department sponsors local chapters of the national French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, and the national Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. In addition, the Department has a French language and cultural center, Lumieres; a French club; an Italian Club, a Spanish club, a Classics club; and sponsors scholarly talks and other events throughout the year.
Notice: Office hours will from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM during Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. Placement test for Spanish may be provided at the office if available however the results will take a minimum of a week to obtain.
***Note: due to Covid-19 all Spring 2020 events are rescheduled to a future date***
SPRING 2020 EVENTS:
THE LAUNCH OF REVIEW 99: WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2020; 5:00-8:00 PM IN SHEPARD HALL 95
THE LAUNCH OF REVIEW 98: SEPTEMBER 17, 2019; 5:00 - 8:00 PM IN SHEPARD HALL 250
Jaime Manrique's Sixth Novel Like This Afternoon Forever is on the New York Time's list of Books Coming Out in 2019 From Around The World!
LANGUAGES IN THE NEWS:
Spanish Thrives in the U.S. Despite an English-Only Drive
Infographics: Benefits of Language Learning
Leadership Skills Multiply with Language Skills
A World of Languages
WATCH THE VISIT OF NOBEL LAUREATE MARIO VARGAS LLOSA AT CCNY!
Language Study as a National Imperative
Read Professor's Daniel Shapiro tribute to Gregory Rabassa:
Professors Jaime Manrique and Daniel Shapiro participated in the PEN World Voices Tribute to Edith Grossman at the ICNY
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Develop proficiency in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing the standard academic variety of at least one language other than English.
- Formulate and defend an analytical thesis in written and oral formats.
- Distinguish between reliable and unreliable primary and secondary research sources.
- Evaluate the strength of claims in one's own and others' writing.
- Summarize the cultural characteristics of major historical periods in the area of concentration.
- Relate individual literary or linguistic texts to their historical and cultural contexts.
- Interpret literary or linguistic works within critical and theoretical contexts in the tradition of at least one language other that English.
- Employ professional citation styles and standards of scholarly integrity.
- Use MLA/Chicago formats and styles properly.
- Develop an appreciation for the values of other cultures.
Professor Angel Estévez
North Academic Center
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Professor Devid Paolini