College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Majors, Minors and Other Opportunities

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Foreign Languages and Cultures has three options!

We also offer the B.A. in:

Undergraduate minors in:

We sponsor three popular study abroad programs: WISE-Spain, WISE-Costa Rica and Language and Culture in Germany. We also co-sponsor with African American Studies the African Folklore in Ghana program.

We encourage double majors in Foreign Languages and Cultures and another discipline. Joint curriculum sequences are available for the following programs:

Foreign Languages in the News

The Guardian reports that "foreign language learning can increase the size of your brain"!

Language Learning is Essential for Understanding Global Perspectives

CNN Money reports: The hottest job skill is... (yes, you guessed it: knowledge of foreign languages!)

New York Post reports, "Speaking Two or More Languages Becoming Essential Skill."

Resources for Students

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German Coffee and Conversation Hour

German "Kaffeestunde" will be every Monday at 12:30-1:30 pm in the Foreign Languages and Literatures lab, Morgan Hall 303. Contact Dr. Gary Schmidt for more info at (309) 298-1558 or via email at


Grupo de Español

Spanish Club is on Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm in Morgan Hall 303. It is only for WIU students. It is a chance for students to get together and have Spanish club and conversation in a casual setting.


Tertulias (Spanish Conversations) will not be held this semester.


French Conversation Hour

French Conversation will be on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Foreign Languages and Literatures lab, Morgan Hall 303. Come and practice your French. All levels welcome!

For more information contact Dr. Edmond Asare, at (309) 298-1558 or via email at