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Our mission is to help students not only become proficient in a foreign language, but to think critically about the world and immerse themselves in new cultures. We’ll encourage you to travel, study abroad, conduct research and embrace diversity.
By studying in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, you won’t just learn about different ways of life. You’ll live them!
Learning a New Language Improves Your Mind.
Those who speak multiple languages score higher on tests and enjoy better memory and focus than those who don't - The AtlanticRead about it
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Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moine Hospitals
A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought alum sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation, as a Spanish language interpreter for the major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.
Through Textbook, NC State Lecturer Engages Spanish Learners Across U.S.
While her office is in Withers Hall, Spanish lecturer Susan Navey-Davis helps engage learners far beyond NC State’s campus. As a co-author of the highly-circulated textbook Plazas: Lugar de encuentros (Cengage Learning), Navey-Davis has a hand in growing higher education Spanish across the nation. Now in its fifth edition, the book is used at more than 50 colleges and universities.
Professor Remembers Greg Rabassa, Translator of the Latin American Boom
Through the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Greg -- who was my professor at City University of New York (CUNY) -- translated into English the most distinguished figures of Latin American literature, including Nobel Prize winners, the Guatemalan Miguel Ángel Asturias, the Mexican Octavio Paz and Peru's Vargas Llosa, as well as a long list of other "Boom" writers.