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Happy Holidays from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Posted by S. F. Sotillo. Artistic consultant, Karen Coachman. [...]
Alums Receive Prestigious Awards
Alum Receives Florence Steiner Award Last November, Alum Ken Stewart received the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Education (K-12) during the Southern Conference on Language Teaching in San Antonio, Texas. [...]
Alumna Receives Grant for Proposal Connecting John Dewey's Philosophy to Foreign Language Teaching
Spanish Education Alumna Kalavik McNamara ('14) presented her research at a session of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) state conference on October 3rd, 2014. [...]
Study Abroad Makes the World Your Classroom
"While studying abroad in France I was given the opportunity to meet people from different countries.""While studying abroad in France I was given the opportunity to meet people from different countries." [...]


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Welcome to our corner of the world

As a student in NC State’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, your education isn’t confined to a classroom. It spans every corner of the globe. And that’s a good thing, because once you earn your degree you’ll be prepared for an exciting career that could take you anywhere. 

Our students don’t just learn to recite foreign phrases or conjugate verbs. They learn how to communicate. How to adapt to new cultures and interact with different people. In other words, they learn skills that are priceless in today’s global marketplace — and they become productive citizens in their own communities as well as around the world. So no matter where your career takes you  from the classroom to the corporate boardroom  you’ll stand out among your peers.

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Where do you want to go?

We teach courses in 15 different languages and offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in French, German Studies and Spanish — plus an MA in Foreign Languages and minors in 12 languages. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips. Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!