Languages, Literatures & Cultures at SUNY New Paltz is a dynamic department with a diverse and highly qualified faculty of teacher/scholars eager to share our knowledge and expertise. We are dedicated to individualized attention. We offer instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish, with majors in French and Spanish; contract majors in Italian Studies, German Studies, Romance Languages, and Translation Studies; and minors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
In today’s global economy and sophisticated world, completing your education with a solid background in understanding another language and the culture or cultures where it is spoken can give you an advantage. Language skills and cultural sensitivity are valuable in many venues. When combined with another discipline, language proficiency can make the difference in obtaining challenging and exciting employment
An Alum's Perspective: Claudette Aldebot '06 '08g
Program Manager, Latino U College Access
My studies at New Paltz have given me the confidence to go out into the world and know that with hard work, dedication and creativity I can become successful in all I do. My time at New Paltz allowed me to truly get to know myself, what’s important to me and where I want to make a difference.
The department office is located at Old Main Building 206.
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440
Chairperson: Patricia Fitzpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)