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World Languages & Cultures

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The Department of World Languages & Cultures invites you to explore the cultures of French, German, and Spanish speaking countries of the world and to learn their languages. Our courses and academic programs provide you an understanding of these cultures' historical and contemporary significance, and facilitate development of proficiency in their languages.

The faculty members come from across the globe and represent a diverse array of experiences, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions. Their support of the University's many study abroad programs to our partner institutions in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East make the study of languages and cultures an especially attractive option for those whose future plans include teaching, business, international relations, law enforcement, healthcare, or social and legal services.

Graduates with a competitive edge


Globally, nationwide, statewide, and locally, the ability to communicate in more than one language is providing college graduates an increasingly stronger competitive edge in the job market. With more than 1/5 of the US population speaking languages other than English and millions of tourists visiting the country each year, there is a huge demand for workers who can communicate in more than one language in all areas of employment. As interdependence comes to dominate our economic, social, and cultural relations in the world today, the need for multilingual communication skills and comprehension of world cultures becomes more and more critical. The decision to become multilingual opens your door to an infinite array of possibilities.

Mission

Our department seeks to facilitate the communication skills, knowledge and appreciation of diverse languages and cultures that are necessary for students to achieve a successful professional career in today's global society. 


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WLC Advising
World Languages and Cultures advisors are here to help you with your majors in World Languages and Cultures and your minors in Spanish, French, German and International Studies.
 
Please be sure to meet with your ADVISOR regularly.
 

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Language Placement Test

Take your FREE Placement Exam in French, German, or Spanish before registering to discover which level you should enroll in!


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Why Learn French?

French Video Screen Capture

Students from around the world share the reasons why it's important to study/learn French, and identify the many benefits and opportunities that being able to speak French provides.


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