Modern Languages

About Our Program

The Department of Modern Languages seeks to develop second language acquisition through engaging and interactive curricula that enrich students’ cross-cultural and linguistic understandings. We aim to help them become globally-cultured and self-aware persons able to view the world from multiple perspectives. Through effective written and oral communication and the enhancement of critical thinking skills, students learn to navigate in a diverse world as they prepare for career paths, graduate study, or professional training, and a lifetime of active learning.

Students in Spain Roanoke student sitting on a bridge
Students is traditional German clothes Two students bow on the Great Wall of China
Roanoke student standing with a view of Cinque Terre Roanoke student looking at Japanese lanterns
An image of Russian architecture

Real-world Learning

Students can choose between six unique experiences to further their knowledge of other languages and cultures.  Learn more.

Events and Student Organizations

Students are invited to join organizations and prestigious honor societies that promote the study of languages and cultures. The Department sponsors many events throughout the academic year. Join the Department of Modern Languages on Facebook.