The Department of Modern Languages is committed to preparing graduates who are linguistically proficient and culturally literate by offering high-quality programming in Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, Japanese, Linguistics, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Marietta College recognizes Liberal Arts Foundation, In-Depth Programs of Study, and Global Perspective and Diversity as parts of the core values of its educational program. Taking its cue from these values, the Department of Modern Languages has positioned itself strategically to play a role in implementing the educational goals of the college.

The department has put in place academic programs that stress a good balance of language, culture and literature. We currently offer our students the following academic programs and enhancement opportunities:


  • Asian Studies
  • International Leadership Studies
  • International Business Management
  • Spanish


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Latin American Studies

Certificates and other enhancement opportunities:

  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Integrated curricular programs in a variety of courses: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish language, literature, and culture
  • Fully developed language programs, from beginner through intermediate to advanced competency (in Chinese, French, and Spanish)
  • Unique study-abroad opportunities in Argentina, China, France, Japan, Quebec, Senegal, and Spain
  • Possibilities of internship experiences in organizations in Brazil, China, France, Quebec, Spain, and some other Spanish and French-speaking regions
  • Extracurricular cultural enrichment experiences involving friendly interaction with others