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Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages at Kingsborough Community College

Main Office: E-309; Telephone # (718) 368-5403; FAX (718) 368-5943

If in High School you studied three or more years of the foreign language for which you want to register, or you are a native speaker of that language, you must take an on-line Placement Test. Please click here for the placement tests.

In keeping with the basic philosophy of the Department of Foreign Languages, the fundamental objectives of the Department are: to familiarize students with a culture, language and literature other than their own; to provide language students with the skills and knowledge necessary for effective communication in the foreign language; and to provide adequate training for those who plan to continue their language study in senior college and for those who plan to enter one of the many professional fields that require a mastery of a foreign language.

The Department of Foreign Languages is dedicated to helping students discover the world through the study of language, literature, and culture. Our goal is to provide students with the means to scrutinize their own world view and challenge their capacity to identify with people of differing backgrounds. We endeavor to motivate in students an appreciation and understanding of the world's people so that they may leave Kingsborough with the ability and the desire to communicate and empathize with others.

The Department of Foreign Languages emphasizes the variety and integrity of our programs, the skill and competence of our graduates, and the importance of our efforts within the vocational and career-oriented mission of our community college. To this end, our courses and programs of study: help students discover their capacity as language learners; provide students with the appropriate language skills to enable them to communicate effectively and function in their chosen profession; enable students to acquire and incorporate knowledge of the tools and organizational proficiency needed for language and cultural studies; inspire students to think critically in the humanistic tradition about texts and language; instill in our students the positive nature of cultural differences.

This includes mutual respect and concern for one another, openness to questions and risk taking, and a focus on excellence and engagement in active learning. Our faculty is responsible for facilitating learning and guiding students toward the accomplishment of established educational outcomes.

WelcomeWelcomeWelcome 

Bienvenidos, Bienvenu, Benvenuti

 

 
Department Chair :
Dr. Alfonso J. García Osuna


Department Secretary:
Ms. Evelyn Santiago

Student at KCC



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Foreign Languages Faculty

Dr. Frantz-Antoine Leconte (Prof., French; Haitian Studies), B.A., M.A., Brooklyn College;
M. Phil. Ph.D., City University of New York Grad. Center.

Dr. Gloria Pollack
 (Prof., Hebrew; Yiddish), B.R.E., B.A., Stern College; M.A., New York University; M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.
Dr. Eduardo Lolo
 (Prof., Spanish), B.A., Universidad Central de Matanzas, Cuba; M.A., City College; M. Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York Grad. Center.
Prof. Angela Toscano (Lecturer, Italian), B.S. College of Staten Island; M.A., Queens College.
Dr. Maria G. Hernandez (Associate Prof., Spanish), B.A. University of Alicante, Spain; M.A. University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., Boston University.
Prof. Joachim Oppenheim (Lecturer, Arabic, French & Spanish) B.A. Cornell University; M.A. NYU.
Prof. Alfredo Muñoz Alarcon (Lecturer, Spanish & French)
Prof. Bailin Song (Professor, Chinese)

 

Prof. Stephen Howard (French Adjunct Lecturer),
Prof. Mario Costantino (Italian Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Natale Caruso (Italian Adjunct Lecturer)
Dr. Frank Armada (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. John Arias (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Rodolfo González (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer),
Dr. Sonia Giuria Zervakos (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Robert Schwartz (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Anthony Randazzo (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Dr. Hugues St. Fort (French Adjunct Assistant Professor)
Prof. Lionel Legros (French Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Nicole Falade  (French Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Patricio Bueno (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Carlos Gomariz (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Dexter Ewers (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Martha Diaz (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Aldo Mendoza (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Santos Nuñez (Spanish Adjunct Lecturer)
Prof. Sheng Hu Wang (Chinese Adjunct Lecturer)

 

 

 

Main Office: E-309; Telephone # (718) 368-5403; FAX (718) 368-5943

 


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