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Modern Languages

Contact Information

Dr. Matilde Fava, Acting Department Chair
Office: Memorial Hall, Room 214
631-420-2585
favam@farmingdale.edu

Ms. Nina Von Deesten, Secretary
Memorial Hall, Room 204
Phone: 631.420.2192
Fax: 631-420-3679
vondeenm@farmingdale.edu

Modern Languages

The study of other languages can be your "passport" to

  • an appreciation of other cultures
  • critical and analytical thinking
  • career enhancement
  • a broader vision of the world
  • a better understanding of one's own language

The Modern Languages Department offers a variety of courses in Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Italian and Spanish as well as a number of elective courses which include languages for special purposes (such as business and health careers) and several culture courses given in English. There is also a Spanish course for native speakers.

There are four full-time faculty members that include recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Nuala Drescher Award, and several NYS/UUP Excellence Awards.

Newsroom 

The Modern Languages Department is pleased to announce newly approved General Education courses. The following courses were approved and will be effective in Fall 2017. 

MLG 315 Art, Culture & Civilization of Spain. GenEd Category: Humanities

MLG 318 Italy: From Text To Film. GenEd Category: The Arts

MLG 317 The Arab-American Experience. GenEd Category: Humanities

MLG 321 Chinese Culture $ Civilization. GenEd Category: Humanities

The Modern Languages Department is pleased to announce that the Children's Center at FSC has launched a Language Program in cooperation with the Department. Twice a week, students of Modern Languages Department meet with the children to teach them basic Spanish through song and dance. The Department hopes to continue a relationship with the Children's Center to promote applied learning and contribute to our community. Read post from Campus Times.
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