Spotlight | Languages at MIT

Sources of Innovation: fluency in languages 

How important is it for MIT students to become fluent in new languages as they expand their horizons and prepare to serve the world? Amanda von Goetz's story is a good example: mastering Russian has proved to be a transformative experience in her life—not just once, but several times over.






The goal of MIT's Global Studies and Languages program is to help MIT students become engaged global citizens. To do this, we emphasize language instruction focused on practical skills as well as providing diverse courses in culture, media and history. 

— Ian Condry, Head, MIT Global Studies and Languages