Languages and Literatures


News and Announcements

College Students from Japan Visited Lehman

On Thursday March 6th, 23 Japanese students from Yokohaman National University came to visit Lehman College. Many students studying Japanese at Lehman enjoyed the presentations that the Japanese students prepared on Yokohama and its history and culture. This event was part of the Kakehashi Project, the US-Japan Youth Exchange program that sent six Lehman students to Japan in May 2013.


For photos and videos from this year's event, please visit the Facebook page.



The department of Languages & Literatures is pleased to offer Summer
Language Institutes in French, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Summer poster

Click here for the schedule of classes


pacoProf. Montaño Receives Arts and Humanities Teaching Award
Francisco (Paco) Montaño has mainly taught introductory and intermediate French during his time at Lehman, although he has also taught introductory Italian and
Spanish. He has received outstanding student and peer evaluations, while immeasurably improving the teaching of foreign language at Lehman through his work as the department’s Language Coordinator. Congratulations to Prof. Montaño!


Join us for Lehman College International Day!

International dayWith the the third annual "International Day" at Lehman on Monday, November 14th, the department of Languages & Literatures and Study Abroad Programs of Lehman College join institutions and organizations around the world in celebrating “International Education Week” (Nov 12-16), an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education, exchanges, and language programs worldwide. Read about International Education Week.

International Day will focus on cross-cultural issues, study abroad opportunities for students, and Lehman College language programs. The day's event will include international food samplings, mini foreign language lessons, and a study abroad information desk. You can downlad the flyer here.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Lehman College is the official testing site of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. This year's test will be on Sunday, December 4th. For registration and other information, please visit the Japan Foundation website at

Lehman Italian Major wins Watson Fellowship and Tuisiani Scholarship for Excellence in Italian

PerlazaSophomore Italian major Sophia Perlaza has won a coveted spot in the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship program. The three-year program offers paid summer internships, mentoring and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good.

Perlaza is a member of the Lehman Scholars Program and is a winner of the Lehman Scholarship and the Department of Languages and Literatures' Tuisiani Scholarship for Excellence in Italian. Read More.


Last modified: Apr 22, 2015

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