224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair July 2016-June 2017
Languages come in all shapes and sizes: the early years, culture clusters, the more advanced courses, seminars, internships, study abroad…
The Department of Languages and Cultures is a vital and active presence in the College of Arts and Humanities at West Chester University and in the surrounding area. The name of the department conveys the range of research and instruction that exists at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and reflects the breadth and nature of our activities. Our faculty teach a wide array of languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures (BALC) in French, German, Russian and Spanish, with a mandatory Immersion Experience. Our students can easily double major in two languages, or complete K-12 Teaching Certification. The Department also offers Graduate Programs: a Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (MALC) in conjunction with Millersville University, in French, German or Spanish; and a Master in TESOL.
Language minors can be pursued in Arabic, Classics, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, and an interdisciplinary minor in Russian Studies. We also encourage language majors to enroll in the interdisciplinary minors in Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and Linguistics.