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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: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, 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 ASL, Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. We also encourage language majors to enroll in the interdisciplinary minors in Deaf Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and Linguistics.