Offered as: Minor (Spanish Language)
Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures (DFLC). We have a long and rich association at Washington State University - with courses offered in Pullman since 1890 and the establishment of a Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at WSU Vancouver in 2008.
We are excited about the opportunities we have here to offer courses and outreach programs to prepare students to enter the global society with confidence, cultural sensitivity and linguistic proficiency.
Back row (left to right): J. Grenier-Winther, Eloy Gonzalez (former Dept. Chair, Pullman), Cassandra Gulam,
Nicolas Hinsinger, Douglas Winther. Front row (left to right): Marie-Pierre Wolfe, Maria Lee-Lopez, Willow Zheng
We offer courses in Latin (online), Chinese, French, and Spanish language.
We ALSO offer GER and UCORE courses with the CHINESE, FRENCH, SPANISH or FOR LANG prefix which are (1) TAUGHT IN ENGLISH and (2) focus on foreign cultures, films and literatures of one language area or in a comparative study.
And some of our foreign language courses are designed to help students develop language skills for specific careers, such as business, healthcare, law enforcement, and translation/interpretation.
In terms of outreach, we deliver our courses both in the traditional classroom (day and evening classes) and either fully or partially via the web, all the while making sure that the same standards of excellence are maintained. We encourage our students to participate in short- and long-term study abroad programs to improve their language skills and experience first-hand a culture in which the target language they are studying is spoken. Internships in their major areas in which they might use the target language are especially encouraged.
We look to the future with the goal of 'globalizing' our students though proficiency in one or more foreign languages and knowledge of cultures other than the one in which they live. We invite you to explore this site to get to know us a little better and to enroll in one of the many language, film and cultures courses we offer each semester.
Study another language and culture. That is the way to translate an international outlook into a concrete reality.