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College of Liberal Arts: The Language Center is maintained by the College of Liberal Arts, which is the largest college on campus.

AAAS: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese are housed in the department of Asian and Asian American Studies. AAAS offers Bachelor's Degrees in Chinese Studies, and Japanese, as well as a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Japanese.

RGRLL: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are all housed in the department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures. RGRLL offers four B.A. programs in French, German, Italian Studies, and Spanish. Minors are also available in all of those areas, as well as in Russian.

LOTE - Languages Other Than English: There are six Commission-approved subject-matter programs in Languages Other Than English: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. Candidates who wish to become credentialed in a language other than these six may also demonstrate subject matter competence via CSET in Arabic and Mandarin to qualify for the credential program.

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Summer 2016
Summer - 2016
The lab will be available to faculty by reservation only during the Summer 2016 sessions from May 16 to August 22. Join us August 22nd for the start of the Fall Semester!
Easy Languages

The Easy Language Youtube channel is packed with authentic street interviews in many languages targeted to second language learners. Learn some language and pick up cultural insights in the process from the Easy Languages Youtube Channel, or the website.

East Asia Update

Interested in what is happening in East Asia? Visit the See East Asia blog for the latest news and information about China/Taiwan, and information related to Japanese and Korean languages, cultures.

Upcoming Language/Cultural Activities
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RGR Placement Exams

In an effort to better place students of Spanish, French, and German into the appropriate level of language course, the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) has implemented a Placement Examination. Please visit the RGRLL Department page for more details and a link to the exam.

Take Advantage of Your Language Skills!

Put all those years of language study and practice to good use. Top Language Jobs ( has an extensive listing of employment opportunities around the world customized for multilingual professionals like YOU.

Words You Can't Say in English
dictionary look-up, a translation and other language-related resource site, has assembled a list of ten of the most difficult words to translate into English.

Sometimes English is just not enough!

Learn another language and see the world through new eyes.

Can't afford a plane ticket? You can still see a 360° panorama of your favorite city around the world with 360

Take virtual tours of spots around the world! 360

Rattan Bridge On Muong Hoa Stream Sapa in Vietnam
Languages Online

There is an interesting web site called Frovo, which has the wildly optimistic goal of recording every word in every language in the world. You can browse the current collection by language, or search for a specific word. You can also join for free, which will allow you to add your own recordings, or rate the pronunciations recorded by others.

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