Chairperson: Dr. Gary Abbott
Dept. Assistant: Jennifer Schafer
Location: IRC 205
Department Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Appointments available until 6PM.
We offer the following degree programs:
Why major in a Foreign Language? Whether you are planning to pursue a career in business, social work, education, law enforcement, or health professions, competency in another language will help distinguish you from the competition. In addition, students who have studied foreign languages:
- are in demand in business: studying a language exposes you to new cultures and world views, increasing your cultural sensitivity – an important skill for businesses with international connections.
- are in demand in the government: much like businesses, the government is very interested in people with a background in language and and other cultures.
- have better cognitive development: students who study foreign languages tend to do better in Math and English courses than students who have not studied a language.
- have a variety of employment opportunities: Interpreters, Foreign Language Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Marketing Directors, Language Specialists, Lawyers, Border Patrol Agents, Foreign Affairs Specialists, and many other professions are open to students with foreign language backgrounds
If I major in Modern Languages, can I transfer to a four year college or university? Most or all of the credits earned at MCC toward an A.A. degree in Modern Languages will transfer to a four-year college or university depending on MCC’s particular transfer/articulation agreements with the institution in mind. You can continue your studies in foreign languages, or peruse other related fields such as linguistics or language acquisition. Learn more about our Modern Languages degree.
The ESL Program is for students interested in obtaining a degree and/or certificate at Middlesex County College. It offers an intensive program to help students develop their academic English skills in reading, speaking, writing, and grammar. Courses combine writing skills with grammar skills, and reading skills with speaking skills. In addition, students can find added support and help in our ESL Language Resource Center. Learn more about our ESL Program.
Both ESL students and Modern Language students can take advantage of our language laboratory resources. The Modern language Lab is located in IRC 225. Students can practice their language skills with a variety of online programs. They can also watch foreign films, and receive tutoring. The ESL Language Resource Center is located in JLC 233. ESL students can receive tutoring help as well as use the available computers for class work and language improvement.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, our Language Labs are closed for the Fall. However, in order to allow to still find help, we have created a Canvas class called: ESL, Languages, and Cultures Tutoring:
To visit the class, simply click on this link: middlesexcc.instructure.com/enroll/8TKLKY
In the Canvas class, you can find self-help materials in the Modules section.
You can also request an online tutoring session. Here is how to do this:
The Multi-Cultural Club at MCC affords student the opportunity to participate in College functions along with American and other International Students. Members learn about different cultures through social and co-curricular activities.
Our club meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 2pm. A Zoom link will be provided before the meetings.
To visit the Club site, please click on this link: middlesexcc.instructure.com/enroll/NF4CRX
Advisor: Magda Domaradzki (email@example.com)