The ability to speak and read another language expands our range of communication and extends our world. At the same time, it offers new perspectives on our own culture and enriches self-understanding. In an increasingly global society, proficiency in a foreign language is an increasingly in-demand skill.
The modern languages and literature department offers programs in: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Polish and Spanish.
The coursework required for students studying a foreign language covers all aspects of the language and related cultures, including:
Language majors have a diverse assortment of careers available to them in fields like:
Grand Valley State University has unique benefits and resources that give language students an enhanced learning experience and level of expertise.
“The instructors care about you and the quality of your education. They are experienced, passionate, and committed to helping you realize your own potential.”