College of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Languages & Cultures







A Tradition of Excellence


"'If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.'"  -  Nelson Mandela

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Washington State University is as old as WSU itself. Located in the historic Thompson Hall, foreign language courses have been offered at WSU continuously since 1890. We play an integral role in WSU's very important goal of creating global citizens by offering students a world class education in the Languages and Cultures of other countries. Follow the links on this site to find out more about studying foreign languages and cultures at WSU.

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WSU Dept. of Foreign Languages

CAS Connect Newletter - April 2015

Announcing a new major in Japanese!

Making sense of Charlie Hebdo and the attacks - Information & discussion Forum - Thursday February 5th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Honors Lounge

December 2014 DFLC Newsletter

Palouse French Film Festival

October 7 -28, 2014

Welcome to JT Hughes, New Dept. Chair!


ALS Ice Bucket Challengers


Language in the World News Media

Recent news articles about languages

PHOTOS From the Awards Ceremony on April 11th are posted to our FACEBOOK Page. Have a look!

DFLC Symposium, April 5th 2014
Joy Egbert"Engaging Language Learners with New Technologies"

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Birgitta IngemansonDr. Birgitta Ingemanson's
Work in Russia

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Foreign Language student Ivan Valdovinos is one of the winners of the 2013 Global Learning Photo Contest! Ivan is an English and Spanish double major with Secondary Education.

Listed as one of the 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study!

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4 Weeks in Guatemala

A Blog by Spanish student Nicole Mortenson

Foreign Language Fluency Track

Choose a foreign language to fulfill a GER requirement!

Why Study a Foreign Language?

The world is full of languages - knowing a second language gives you a competitive edge and brings opportunities!
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College of Arts and Sciences Calendar of Events

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Foreign Languages & Cultures, PO Box 642610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2610, (509)335-4135, Fax:(509)335-3708, Email Us