About Classical & Modern Languages Department

“A different language is a different vision of the world.” — Federico Fellini

Liberal Arts Culture

The study of a second language engages people in the exploration of cultural diversity: new worlds of people, customs, literature, and history suddenly become more understandable when they can be approached directly through the primary language. It is one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts and sciences education.

Truman is the place to study languages. With about 40 faculty members teaching 12 different languages, we offer majors in Classics (Latin/Greek), French, German, Romance Languages, and Spanish. Or you can pursue a minor in French, French in Translation, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for the Professions.

We offer Interdisciplinary minors in Asian Studies, and Classical Studies. Many students choose more than one.

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages also supports the Master of Arts in Education French and Spanish degrees.

ESL WorkshopESL Workshop

February 19, 2018

This past Saturday United Speakers, a student volunteer organization that serves the English as a Second Language community in Kirksville and the Northeast Missouri region, hosted a teaching workshop led by Dr. Stacy Davis. The workshop focused on lesson planning for ESL students and gave students advice and ideas for creating their own lesson plans. […]

Professional certificates in FrenchProfessional certificates in French

February 15, 2018

Since May of 2017 the CML department has given students the opportunity to earn professional certificates with the Paris Chamber of Commerce. The certification is  aimed at students or professionals wishing to certify their language skills with a diploma, during or at the end of their training. Students can take the test in seven different […]

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