World Languages Institute


The World Languages Institute provides K-12 World Language teachers with a graduate-level core program in pedagogy reflecting the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and the National Standards for Second Language Teaching.

  • Our Methods of Foreign Language Teaching K-12 is approved for state certification.
  • Graduate courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish cover topics such as civilization, culture, grammar, linguistics, and literature.
  • World Languages Institute students have the opportunity to enroll in a Master of Arts for Teachers degree program, which may be completed in two to three summers.
  • Credits acquired through the institute are applicable to the New Jersey 100-Hour Professional Development requirement and/or may be accepted for state certification.

Participants in the World Languages Institute

  • Share ideas and teaching experiences with their K-12 colleagues.
  • Increase their knowledge of teaching methodology.
  • Enhance their written and verbal skills in their target language.
  • Develop thematic units of age-appropriate classroom materials.
  • Learn how to incorporate the latest technology into their classes.

M.A.T. Information

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If you are interested in earning a Master of Arts for Teachers, click the link below for more information.

Master of Arts for Teachers

What our students are saying...

Student Testimonials

"I had so many wonderful experiences working with professors who tirelessly taught me what I needed to be a good teacher. I believe I made the best investment studying in the program."
-Michelle C., Chinese MAT

Student Testimonials

Online Learning

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Click here to see the PowerPoint from our workshop How to be More Successful in an Online Course.

Follow this link for a Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning.

Call for Webinar/Workshop Proposals!

Attention K-12 Educators:

The World Languages Institute is seeking proposals for webinars/workshops that would be of interest to K-12 language teachers. We pay a competitive rate and provide the facility and backup technical support. So if you are an experienced workshop leader and have a hot topic to present to your colleagues, go to the following link to complete and submit the proposal form. We will contact you if your topic is selected.


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Conversation Partners

The Center for Global Services offers Conversation Partner matching for students who want to practice their speaking skills with a native speaker of the language they are studying. Follow this link to learn more information about this program and to find the sign-up links.

Events Calendar

Chinese RoundTable #1 Sat Sep 22 @09:00

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