The study of foreign languages has been an important part of the traditional liberal arts curriculum, but it is more relevant than ever in the interdependent global community of the 21t century. Knowledge of one or more foreign language is usually a requirement for students seeking a graduate degree or international employment. For anyone, it enriches communication skills, gives an edge in business, aids academic research, and deepens cultural understanding.
The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in many languages (including American Sign Language). All courses are designed to help students communicate in a language as quickly as possible, and modern languages are always taught in cultural context. Classes are conveniently scheduled, with course on weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Small class size ensures opportunities for all to engage actively in learning activities.
Matriculated undergraduate students whose programs permit a minor, can minor
in Chinese, French, Japanese, or Hispanic studies. The minor curriculum
is administered by the student's home division, but usually combines
proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with courses
related to the cultures associated with a language and its role in world
communication. There are also foreign language study abroad opportunities for undergraduate degree students.
Foreign languages courses are set up in three modules:
The department offers self-administered placement tests in most of the languages taught at The New School. Tests can be taken at home or in the Foreign Languages office. For details about placement exams, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.229.5676.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
English as a Second Language (Certificate)
ESL + Design (Certificate)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Certificate)
TESOL Summer Institute (Certificate)
Office of Admission
72 5th Ave., 3rd Floor (Map)
New York, NY email@example.com
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
School of Language Learning and Teaching
68 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
American Sign Language