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Stay posted for our French Club Movie nights and other events!


LANGUAGE LAB HOURS to be announced. The lab opens the second week of classes and is closed finals week.


About Foreign Languages & Literatures

The study of foreign languages opens a whole new door of opportunity!

Our global society needs people with language proficiency, cultural understanding, and international experience. The variety of programs in our department will prepare students for today's world.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers courses in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. The courses range from beginning language instruction to the study of literature, linguistics, and culture at the graduate level in French and Spanish. Majors and minors are offered in French and Spanish, and a minor is available in German.

The department also supports study abroad and international internship opportunities, with a wide range of programs available throughout the world.

Students may also work towards a teaching career in languages. After earning a bachelor's degree, a student may earn a basic teaching license in French, German, or Spanish at the secondary level through the Education Department's Master of Arts in Teaching. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers graduate coursework toward this interdisciplinary master's degree in education.

Our unique and intensive Summer Language Institute for French and Spanish teachers enables you to become a better teacher, sharpen your language skills, and deepen your cultural understanding all at the same time.  Students earn a Master's degree while studying in beautiful Angers, France or Guanajuato, Mexico.

For more information about our various programs and activities, click on one of the links to the left.