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World Languages and Literatures

Dear students of World Languages,

If you find the department office closed, we will be able to address your inquiries via phone and via email. For matters pertaining to your particular language class please contact the coordinator of your language program listed on the side of this page. For general student questions email, or leave a message at 718-982-3700 and someone will respond to you in a timely manner during business hours.

Information about placement exams can be found at this page: Fast Track Placement Examination Page

For the tutoring schedule visit here.

World Languages and Literatures Department Overview

The Department of World Languages and Literatures prepares students to flourish in our diverse city and interconnected world. Students who have majored in Italian and Spanish have gone on to successful careers, and they have been accepted at top Schools and PhD programs. We encourage all students to minor in a second language. Language skills and cultural competence provide the leading edge in the job market and advance intellectual and personal growth.

What are some obtainable jobs with World Languages and Literatures degrees?

  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Export/Import
  • Manufacturing
  • Food Industry
  • Shipping
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Airlines
  • Banking
  • Diplomacy
  • Communications
  • Interpreting
  • Journalism
  • Telecommunications

Belmonti, Valeria
Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

DeJesus, Melvin
Assistant Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

Martucci, Karen
College Assistant
Building 2S, Room 109
Phone:  718.982.3700

Alessandra Zavaglia
Alexandria Pucciarelli Miller
Anais Moussouni
Anna Carter
Antonio Martinez-Meraz
April Cheng
Armando Escobar Gomez
Benedetta Cutolo
Bianca Masilowsky
Chiara Caputi
Colomba Varriano
Damian Lambert
Elizabeth McNelis
Filippo Fabbricatore
Gema Rodriguez-Ibarra
Giuliana Ammavuta
Hager Abouelkhair
Jessica Wohlstetter
Jose Burbano
Kai Krienke
Laura Cassarino
Mara Salvati
Maria Corona
Maria Forlano
Marinetta Paone
Marisol Weiner
Mohamed Badr
Mohamed Mashaal
Natalie Piccione
Oumar Toure
Paola Gambino Tranchina
Pauline Guedj
Raul Miranda
Spencer Stelmach
Tinny Lai
Valbona Zylo-Watkins
Xiaoling Dong
Yasmin Garves
Yurien Ribot
Yu-Tsui Lin
CSI Modern Languages Media Center

Modern Languages Media Center

The mission of the Modern Languages Media Center is to facilitate the integration of instructional technology into foreign language courses.

Français @ CUNY


Français @ CUNY is a French language education site to foster exchanges among French-language CUNY faculty across campuses.

English/World Languages and Literature Building
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contacts

Department Chair

Lucas Marchante-Aragon

Building 2S, Room 109
Email Lucas Marchante-Aragon

Coordinator of American Sign Language

Russel Rosen

Building 2S, Room 117A
Email Russel Rosen

Coordinator of Arabic

Sarah Pollack

Building 2S, Room 101
Email Sarah Pollack

Coordinator of Chinese

Jean Tsui

Building 2S, Room 110

Coordinator of French

Jeanne-Rachel Leroux

Building 2S, Room 210
Email Jeanne-Rachel Leroux

Co-Cordinator of Italian

Paola Ureni

Building 2S, Room 106
Email Paola Ureni

Co-Cordinator Italian

Chiara Ferrari

Building 2S-103
Email Chiara Ferrari

Coordinator of Latin

Gerry Milligan

Building 2S, Room 102
Email Gerry Milligan

Coordinator of Spanish

Álvaro Baquero-Pecino

Building 2S, Room 113
Email Álvaro Baquero-Pecino