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Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Our Mission

In the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we provide you with the linguistic, cultural and practical knowledge to succeed in the global workforce and in future graduate studies.

Our courses foster strong communication and critical thinking skills. Our offerings are diverse and range from basic, intermediate and advanced language courses to upper-level content courses in literature and culture, linguistics, film and business. Through study abroad and exchange programs, internships and accessible online classes, you'll learn to live, work and thrive in an increasingly global environment.


Global Seal of Biliteracy

We credential with the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Global Seal of Biliteracy LogoThe Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proficiency with language skills in two or more languages for our qualifying candidates. The Global Seal of Biliteracy enables programs across the world to quickly validate a student’s language skills to provide recognition, appropriate and/or advanced placement in a language program, and even help earn scholarships and job opportunities.

The Global Seal of Biliteracy allows employers to easily verify our students’ language skills and be confident that they possess valuable soft skills linked to language learners. We believe language credentials will result in pay differentials and increased employment opportunities for bilinguals. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is serial-numbered and can be added to a resume or LinkedIn under "Licenses & Certifications.”

The Global Seal of Biliteracy accepts multiple qualifying tests to receive this credential. Our program applies on behalf of qualifying candidates for the Global Seal of Biliteracy certification and will handle the logistics of getting each recipient their Global Seal if they have qualifying test results. The Global Seal is and will be FREE for all. Learn more about the Global Seal of Biliteracy.