WSU Vancouver Foreign Languages and Cultures

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Offered as: Minor (Spanish Language)

Bienvenidos / Bienvenue / 欢迎 (huan ying) / Salutatio

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures (DFLC)! If you’d like to polish your communication skills, stretch your brain, understand other cultures, or even speak English better, you’ve come to the right place.


Do not miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to visit Havana, guided by a native of the city! DFLC faculty María Lee-López is taking students on a nine-day experience that includes a night in Miami and a visit to Little Havana. View the trip flyer (PDF), and check out the Global Learning page for more information! You can also join our group on Facebook to stay connected, and/or send an email directly to María to express your interest. The application deadline is February, so don't delay.

Informational meetings:

Wednesday, January 14th, 4-5p, VLIB 265
Thursday, January 15th, 12-1p, VLIB 265

Why Study Languages?

Our global society expects you to appreciate a wide range of cultures. And proficiency in languages other than English can expand your opportunities. Today, many leaders in business, politics and education realize that one of the many advantages of speaking a foreign language is to better understand your own.


You can take classes in Spanish or Latin language to fulfill your two-semester graduation requirement, as well as culture/film/literature classes - taught in English!  Many of our English-language courses meet your [CAPS], [HUM], [DIVR], and [ARTS] requirements for UCORE.  Look for Chin, For_Lang, Fren, and Span prefixes to see all that we have to offer.

Or choose a minor in Spanish, or simply take courses for personal benefit.

Many of our students are interested in learning about other cultures firsthand by studying or volunteering abroad. We encourage you to explore these opportunities—and we can help you with your options.

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Faculty and Staff

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Next Steps

To learn more about how our programs can help you reach your educational goals, contact us by email.

Upcoming Offerings

Check out our summer and fall classes (PDF).

Contact the Department

Program Leader for DFLC, Instructor of Spanish Language and Culture
(360) 546-9488

Secretary Senior
(360) 546-9720

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