Languages At GVSU
A Look Into Our Programs
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department's language courses offer not just the chance to study a language, but to actively engage with another culture with a respectful understanding and awareness of its people in alignment with GVSU's Vision and strategic priorities to "inspire and equip students to be active life-long learners and global citizens".
Multiple studies link the benefits of language learning to:
- enhanced cognitive ability and flexibility
- delaying mental effects of aging
- empathy and effective interpersonal skills
- improved learning outcomes in other subjects
The following professions are seeing an increased need for language skills:
- Business and International Relations
- Health Professions
- Engineering and other STEM fields
- National Security and other diplomatic government positions
- Non-profit Organizations
Check out our majors, minors, and other language courses.
Learn how knowing a second (or third!) language gives you a boost up the ladder to success.
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Meet Our Professors
Meet Our Students
Language Resource Center Projects
Cultural Diversities Italy-USA
La casa (a beautiful story on the meaning of the house for Italians)
The LRC's Favorite Puppet Show
As chosen by the LRC Student workers, we present to you
The Best Puppet Show Ever.