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This site will be under reconstruction during January 2017. Pages and links will be transitioning. WLL is happy to offer any information you may be seeking via email: worldlanguagesandlit@sjsu.edu


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, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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

The Department prepares language educators with a Teaching Associate (T.A.) program and a secondary teaching credential program, awarded in conjunction with the College of Education.