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Spanish Geeks, Kick-Off Your Career Volunteering with VOLAR
NC State University's students of Spanish: Are you looking to improve your speaking skills? Do you want an authentic opportunity to use Spanish outside the classroom? [...]
A Welcome Letter from our Department Head Dr. Ruth Gross
Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State. Using our website, you can browse through our department, meet our faculty and staff, learn about our courses and study abroad opportunities, review the degree requirements for our undergraduate and graduate programs, and much more! [...]
Student Research Translates Into Broader Horizons
Tingting Ji is proficient in four languages: Chinese, French, English, and Italian. So when she saw an email about an undergraduate research award that involved translating, the Foreign Languages and Literatures major leapt at the opportunity. [...]
Greg Dawes Named to Distinguished Professor Rank
Dr. Greg Dawes, professor of Latin American Studies and faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has recently been appointed to the ranks of distinguished professors. [...]
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Majors

  • French

    French

  • German

    German Studies

  • Spanish

    Spanish

Our Programs

  • Arabic

    Arabic

  • Chinese Studies

    Chinese Studies

  • Classical Studies

    Classical Studies

  • English as a Second Language

    ESL

  • Hindi-Urdu

    Hindu-Urdu

  • Italian

    Italian

  • Japan Langage and Japanese Studies

    Japanese

  • Persian

    Persian

  • Portuguese

    Portuguese

  • Russian Studies

    Russian Studies

  • World Literatures

    World Literature

  • Other Programs

    Other Programs

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 11 languages. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips. Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!