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SJSU is offering Assyrian (FORL 96A) in fall 2015!

Learn how to register for Assyrian here.

First Semester Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish

now count towards Area C2! Click here for more info.

WLL Department Newsletter

Summer 2015 Latest Edition!
Winter 2015
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Languages in the News

Ten Reasons to be Bilingual

The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain - Mia Nacamulli

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish, according to Business Insider

World Languages and Literatures Graduation Ceremony 2016

will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 5pm. Please use this form to RSVP and to pay for any additional guests (graduate and 2 guests are free. $10 for each additional guest up to 5). The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 29th.  For any questions, please contact



The Department of World Languages & Literatures at San José State University is a comprehensive, full-service foreign language department. It offers challenging and rich programs of study in a variety of languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Under the guidance of a highly qualified and dedicated faculty, students may earn minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and baccalaureate degrees in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. They may also earn Master of Arts degrees in French or Spanish.

The Department contributes to the preparation of teachers by offering courses in the subject matters, teacher preparation courses and supervised teacher training leading to asecondary teaching credential, awarded in conjunction with the College of Education.

The Department of World Languages & Literatures contributes to the University, and the community at large by providing instruction in foreign language and culture to students from departments and colleges across the University.