Modern Language at Bryant

Language study teaches you to think critically and analytically, and introduces you to ways in which other cultures construct thought and make meaning.
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About This Department

Studying a language opens doors to new ways of seeing the world, as well as to the history, art, literature, and culture of a region. It also shows students how language communities encode meaning and transmit culture. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, a background in languages can give students a competitive edge in their career. 

Our department offers programs in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish. Classes are conducted in the target language. We also host a language lab, which provides supplemental instruction and teacher- and student-guided instructional materials.

Language proficiency is fundamental for employment in a range of fields, including in International Business, and it provides opportunities in graduate study. Our curriculum and dedicated faculty ready students to lead in these opportunities, preparing them with the skills of impact makers and global leaders.  

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Department Highlight

On May 1, 2019, Chi Zeta 262 inducted 30 new members into Bryant's chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota foreign language honor society. New members represent all four of the languages studied at Bryant University: Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Department Highlight

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Rankings - September 2022 - U.S. News and World Report - 562x372


Bryant University is ranked No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 annual Regional Universities North category.