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Department of Modern Languages

Prepare to be a part of a multicultural and multilingual world

As a student in the Department of Modern Languages you will be able to combine your interest in languages, cultures, linguistics and literature with other fields of study across the university. By majoring or minoring in a world language you will gain valuable language and cultural skills, which will make you a better communicator and critical thinker. You will learn how to use these skills domestically and internationally to find a rewarding career and to make a difference in the world.

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Multilingual Literacy Symposium--October 7 & 8, 2021

Modern Languages is hosting the first Multilingual Literacy Symposium on October 7 & 8, 2021 with keynote speaker Dr. Carmen Tafolla, State Poet Laureate of Texas in 2015 and renowned poet, performer and cultural activist. With the generous support of the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Hale Library, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, two events will make up the symposium: a keynote address on October 7 at 6:30 pm in the Morris Family Multicultural Center and a roundtable on "Multilingualism in the US" at 2:30 in Hale 181 on Oct. 8. Read more on our blog and join us!

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Modern Languages Profiles

Cecilia Potts-Moore

Cec Potts-Moore

My name is Cecilia (Cec) Potts-Moore, I majored in German with a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies! 

I chose German because I had fun learning it, and felt like it was a chance for me to open myself up to other cultures and travel to other countries. My favorite thing about learning a language at K-State was the sense of community that the Modern Languages department gave me, I felt like I really got to know my fellow students and professors, I wasn't just another face in the lecture hall. I spent a lot of my time in college surrounding myself with all things Modern Languages, from working in the main office to being president of the German Club, most of my day was about Modern Languages and I loved every second... Read More Here! 

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More Culture Clip videos for you to check out!

If you want to watch the full interview or just pick a topic you like and watch a clip of Dr. Kanost discussing it, we've got both! Check out the series, and our other videos, on our YouTube channel HERE!

Image of the thumbnail for the full interview video. Cover of Dr. Kanost's book on the left, the translation of Rivera Garza’s La Castañeda.