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CUNY currently has language programs at 17 campuses, and offers courses in approximately 23 distinct languages. This page provides a directory of languages taught, grouped by CUNY campus. Each listing includes a link to the department’s website, and also notes whether a heritage track is offered.

Baruch College

Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

 

Borough of Manhattan Community College

 

Modern Languages

  • Arabic
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Chinese
  • French 
  • Italian
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Bronx Community College

Department of Modern Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Department of English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Brooklyn College

Modern Languages and Literatures

  • Modern Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Haitian Creole
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian; heritage track available*
  • Spanish

Classics

  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek

English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

City College of New York

Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French 
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

English as a Second Language (ESL)

College of Staten Island

World Languages and Literatures

  • Arabic
  • American Sign Language (ASL) 
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

 

Hostos Community College

Modern Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Language & Cognition

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Hunter College

Department of Romance Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Department of German

  • German

Classical and Oriental Studies

  • Arabic; heritage track available*
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Russian; heritage track available*
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Latin
  • Polish

Department of English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

International English Language Institute (IELI) at Hunter

John Jay College

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

ESL Support Services

Kingsborough Community College

Foreign Languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

English as a Second Language

Laguardia Community College

Modern Languages

  • Arabic
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Bengali
  • Chinese(Mandarin)
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish; heritage track available*
  • Tibetan: only available to heritage track*
  • Portuguese
  • Uzbek

Academic ESL

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

Lehman College

Languages and Literatures

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Italian
  • Irish
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Continuing Education

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Medgar Evers College

Department of World Languages and Cultures

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

 

NYC College of Technology

Humanities

  • Arabic
  • American Sign Language(ASL)
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Queens College

European Languages and Literatures

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Russian

Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin

Hispanic Languages and Literatures

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Department of English

  • English as a Second Language

 

Queensborough Community College

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Arabic
  • Chinese; heritage track available*
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish; heritage track available*

Department of English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

York College

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Department of English

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)