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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 and courses in 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 Spanish.

The Department contributes to the preparation of teachers by offering teacher preparation courses and supervised teacher training leading to a secondary 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.