The Modern Languages Department is one of the fastest-growing departments at Carnegie Mellon. Students from a wide variety of colleges and programs are enrolled in language courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. They study language in the context of culture and society. Short papers and presentations are required at all stages of the language-learning process.
The department also offers a masters degree in Applied Second Language Acquisition and a PhD in Second Language Acquisition.
The Libraries have a modest collection of materials in foreign languages, mostly reflecting specific curricular needs. Access to the language collections at the University of Pittsburgh is extremely important for in-depth research in area studies.
As Modern Languages librarian, I'm here to help you find whatever information you're looking for. Please get in touch at any time for advice and assistance.
Need to find non-English sources? Here are some tips that will work for all languages.
Online dictionaries are good for quick look-ups. Here's where you can find them them in different languages.