Dr. Terri Nelson, Professor of French, was honored as the bearer of the Mace at the CAL Commencement for her many accomplishments.
In 1994, she introduced numerous students and faculty to the "brand new world of email and the internet" and continued her innovation throughout her career earning multiple awards.
Congratulations to Valérie Morgan as Outstanding Lecturer.
Others have described her and her teaching practices as innovative, helpful, and a model for what all professors should emulate in their classrooms.
Speakers from the U.S. and abroad met at the LAS Conference 2022 to foster interest, knowledge, and understanding of the very diverse peoples, processes, and histories shaping Latin America. This year's conference theme was “Social and Environmental Justice in Latin America.”
The 2022 Korean Festival was a great success. Students, staff, faculty, and the community joined together to demonstrate the Coming of Age ceremony and showcase modern and classic Korean performances.
If you missed it, make sure to join us next year.
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The L.A. Times featured the important work of department faculty members, including Ernest Siva and the resurrection of the language of the Serrano people.
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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
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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 article written by Forbes Magazine, they referenced Burning Glass' report on underemployment, to which Forbes states, "The major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according [Burning Glass'] 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.