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World Languages and Cultures




Learning a foreign language can give you a competitive edge in the global market, expand your career horizons, and improve your intercultural communication skills. Check out these advantages of speaking more than one language!



Students in the Camino Program hike through El Bierzo, Spain

What We Offer:

Our department offers majors in French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish and minors in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Partnered with the Office of International Studies and Programs, our department offers opportunities to study abroad!

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Karl Watson received full scholarship from ProjectGO to study advanced Russian in Narva, Estonia. He used his Russian to work in a museum that used to be a real medieval castle!

Completing a Program:


To complete a major or minor, students will need to complete the second year of the desired language along with grammar and culture classes. The requirements change within each language, with minors beginning at 27 credits and majors beginning at 45 credits.







CWU students visit a temple in China

Course Schedules:


Tentative offerings and course plans can be found under Student Resources.

Summer Classes in ASL and Spanish to fullfill General Education Language Requirement!

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