Visit a medieval city and chat with the locals. Learn about biodiversity in Costa Rica and about the origin of German fairy tales. Take a course on Japanese manga. Read the novels of a Nobel laureate in the original texts. Travel through francophone Africa through its literature. Listen to the broadcast of your favorite La Liga team. Make friends. Learn about your heritage. Prepare for your future.
At the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures we offer courses in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We strive to help you develop the cultural competence and the bilingual skillset that will set you apart as a globally aware professional.
Develop your second, third or fourth language while learning about translation, language acquisition, language and business, the cinema, cultural studies, digital humanities, gender studies, bilingualism, and the social aspects of language use.
Resources such as our Kawasaki Reading Room, Language Resource Center, the Language Lab, and the Global Classroom enable our students to have experiences that expand their worldview. Wherever you want to be in the world, we will help you get there.