- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Scholarships for World Languages and Literatures Majors
The College of Arts and Letters recognized Dr. Nelson as the Outstanding Professor in Teaching and Instructionally Related Activities.
Awarded to Dr. Bibiana Díaz, Associate Professor and Executive Director of Faculty Center for Excellence
Dr. Carmen Jany was awarded a grant of almost $340,000 from the U.S. Department of Education in order to develop a Criminal Justice Spanish Certificate program.
Dr. Terri Nelson was awarded the 2020 Brilliancy Prize. The award is for singular “genius or creative ingenuity” in advancing the Reacting pedagogy.
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As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5847 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may contact me directly at email@example.com. We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages & Literatures, I want you to know that your health, safety and education are our highest concerns.
Dr. George Thomas
The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) offers a wide variety of courses in the world languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. Master's degree is available in Spanish (MA); Bachelor's degrees are available in Arabic (BA), French (BA), and Spanish (BA); minors are available in Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as Asian Studies and Latin American Studies.
Our classes will teach you to understand, speak, read and write the language you are studying. Our courses promote an understanding of world civilizations and an appreciation of their literatures. This background will prepare you for jobs in a variety of professions such as international trade, librarian, interpreter, translator, foreign service officer, foreign trade specialist, diplomacy, intelligence, teaching and law enforcement.
Study of another language truly places the world in your hands: you will be prepared to meet and work with people from other cultures. With the advancement of technology and the global marketplace, study of another language enhances job opportunities for everyone. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow by studying another language today.
Explore some of the publications from our talented Department.
Why Learn a Language
Language Learning Opens a World of Opportunities
Learn how knowing a second (or third!) language gives you a boost up the ladder to success.
Top Ten Reasons to Learn Languages
History has taught us the value of foreign languages
A Degree in “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics" Equals Job?
In a May 2018 report, Forbes revealed, "The major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according to the report, was “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics."
In other words, for every cliché of a barista or bartender with a liberal arts degree, there were ten with a degree in business."