My Daytona State

School of World Languages and Speech

Department Introduction

School of Modern Language

The college offers the opportunity for two years of study in five foreign languages: French, German, Italian, and Spanish. You also can study two years of American Sign Language.

Completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school, or eight college credits of the same foreign language, is part of the AA degree requirements. A state-of-the-art, Internetready multi-media language laboratory, located in the Academic Support Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, affords additional resources to successfully learn a second language. The School of Modern Language Studies sponsors a variety of social and cultural activities throughout the semester to enhance your experience.

Activities include:

Film Series: Foreign films in their original language with subtitles in English.

International Dinner: Students can sample foods from different parts of the world and learn about other cultures and customs.

Conversation Partners: American and international students can sign up for a conversation partner to practice language skills and develop cultural awareness.