"... language programs are one of the best kept secrets at CUP, and it is time for more students to realize how learning another language can help with ANY professional field they enter." -- Alexandra Batouyios, 2006 CUP Grad, BS Spanish Education
"... I can say with all my heart that being a French minor at Clarion was one of the best decisions I ever made." -- Lara Hauer, 1999 CUP Grad, BA English, French minor
"The Modern Language department at Clarion University, although small in size, is a huge asset to the university community on a variety of levels. " -- Andrew Russell, 2006 CUP Grad, B.S. Spanish and French, Minor German; 2012 CUP Grad, M.Ed. with concentration in World Language
“Foreign language proficiency is crucial to the economic competitiveness and national security of the United States."
--- The Homeland Security Education Act
Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures!
We are a small department but with big heart and great vision.
It is our mission to help you develop competitive skills for school and work, to make you part of a learning community proud of our intellectual curiosity and global awareness, and to open your eyes to new horizons and new dreams in professional and personal growth by introducing you to other cultures and peoples.
Are you ready for the simple first step?
Take a language placement test and know which course to start!
Click here to connect to the language placement test*.
(*Note: You'll choose "Clarion" and use the password: eagles1)
The world is full of languages.
How far do you have to go from your front door to know that this is true?