Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish Placement Exams are available online:
- Between noon, Thursday, January 13, 2022, and noon, Friday, January 14, 2022
- Between noon, Thursday, January 20, 2022, and noon, Friday, January 21, 2022
- Between noon, Thursday, January 27, 2022, and noon, Friday, January 28, 2022
Appointments are required. To receive access, you must register for an exam by midnight the night BEFORE the exam.
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.
There are a thorough set of courses to study the Serrano language at CSUSB.
Dr. Carmen Jany has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) for a 3-year term starting this January.
The Art of Korean Cuisine
Learn the art of Korean cuisine through films, photographs, music, and more.
Enroll this Spring 2022 in WLL 3950 Section 1 (44213).
We are open and ready to support you!
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 email@example.com, and you may contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Spanish Professor Position Open
The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Latinx/Chicanx literature, which will start in August of 2022. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. In addition to expertise in Latinx/Chicanx literature and culture, additional specializations in translation, Spanish for the professions, applied linguistics, and/or related fields are desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of scholarship, teaching experience, and professional service commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. This tenure-track position will primarily be housed at the Palm Desert campus of CSUSB.
For details, please view the Spanish Instructor job description.
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.