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How to Reach the Department of Modern Languages

For the period of March 30 – May 10 regular operations will be conducted via distance communication.

Front Desk Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

Chair Drop-In Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00 – 2:00


How to contact us:


Via Phone

Your calls will be routed through Skype for Business.

Front Desk: 303-615-1747
Chair: 303-615-0109

Via Microsoft Teams

Join our team, Department of Modern Languages – Spring 2020, by using the following code: 1wc0yez. You will find a channel for the Front Desk and another for the Chair. If unsure who is the best person to assist you, it is always a good idea to check in with the Front Desk. Before initiating a call, please contact the party you are trying to reach via chat: give you name, your student ID number (#900), and a short description of what you need help with.

Front Desk channel: Front Desk
available live: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

Chair channel: Chair Walk-In Hours
available live: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00 – 2:00

Via Email

Program Assistant, Maria Bracamontes:

Chair, Dr. Maria Akrabova:

Department of Modern Languages

"To have another language is to possess a second soul." - Charlemagne

While studying Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, or American Sign Language with MSU Denver’s Department of Modern Languages, we will help you to engage with language, literature and culture to enlighten your global awareness and develop more inclusive communities. Learn more about the Department of Modern Languages at MSU Denver.

Ann Williams_Modern Languages
She was recently inducted into the Ordre des Palmes Academiques — the French Order of Academic Palms — for her contributions to French education and culture. Also a recipient of the U.S. Professor of the Year Award from Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, she shares her love for France and French-speaking countries through courses in French language, literature and culture.

Ann Williams

French professor

Career Prospects

Being bilingual will open more doors for your professional career. Your résumé is more likely to move to the top of the pile with the ability to speak another language, especially with companies with international offices. No matter which career path you pursue, the Department of Modern Languages will help enhance it.
Here’s where a degree in Modern Languages might take you:
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist or International News Correspondent
  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • Travel Writer 
You may even become an ASL Interpreter for the Governor of Colorado on live television, or interact with the media during a news conference! Learn more about Mandy Pierce-Turner's work for the State of Colorado.
MSU Denver alumna Mandy Pierce-Turner, Gov. Jared Polis’ sign language interpreter, works with colleague Christine Pendley at a news conference on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Photo by Amanda Schwengel.

Majors, Minors, and Certificates


Major in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish or French


Major in Modern Languages with a dual-language concentration in Spanish and French


Teacher Licensure in Spanish and French


Minor in French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish


Certificate Offerings

MSU Denver Modern Languages News & Events

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