Major Williams Hall
Foreign Languages and Literatures has expanded. The main department remains in Major Williams Hall, but a portion of our faculty is housed in the Liberal Arts Building (formerly known as the Performing Arts Building) located next door.
We are a department of over 55 people working together for the education of students who want to use foreign languages and literatures and for research on a wide range of international topics. We teach over 3600 students annually and offer twelve languages: here students can study Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, ancient Greek, modern Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish. We offer majors in Classical Studies, French, German and Spanish and minors in these areas as well as Classical languages, Business French, Latin and Russian. Students will encounter excellent teachers (many of our faculty have won teaching awards) and researchers who are at the cutting edge of their fields. Approximately 300 students major in a language and over 600 have a minor.
Margaret Appel-Schumacher on VT News
Graduating German major Margaret Appel-Schumacher, the 2013 Outstanding Foreign Languages and Literatures Major, was recently profiled by the VT News. The complete article is available here: [http://tinyurl.com/ce4u8n4l].
Portuguese, Turkish and advanced ArabicOnline Elementary Portuguese, Elementary and Intermediate Turkish, and advanced Arabic classes available. Seats available on a first-come, first serve basis.
Student outreach programsOutreach programs honoring the memory of Jamie Bishop and Jocelyne Couture-Nowak:
Teach for Jamie
Teach for Madame
Conversation courses for faculty and staffFree conversation courses for faculty and staff are now offered through the Language and Culture Institute. For more information on this semester's offerings, click here.