World Languages and Cultures
(Formerly Foreign Languages and Literatures)


Here at NIU, you'll learn languages from highly engaged and well-published faculty. Choose from undergraduate majors in French, German and Spanish and minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. You can take courses in Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Portuguese, Tagalog and Thai. We can also prepare you to become a licensed teacher in French, German or Spanish. At the graduate level, we offer a master's degree in Spanish and graduate certificates in German, Spanish and foreign language instructional technology.

Practice your language by studying abroad, visiting our multimedia learning center and participating in our Foreign Language Residence Program. Studying a foreign language will prepare you for jobs in a global economy, while helping you develop a lifelong interest in other languages and cultures.

News

Fall 2019 Course on Russian Literature

10 reasons to be bilingual

The World Languages and Cultures Department recognizes Deaf History Month


Placement Guidelines

Summer Course Offerings

Faculty-Led Study Abroad 2019

Student Blogs

China
Marisol Barajas

France
Roz'Alionj Wandick

Germany
Megan Ping

Spain
Elizabeth Herbert

Contact Us

World Languages and Cultures
Watson Hall 111
815-753-1501
askfl@niu.edu

Advising

All Majors and Minors

Prof. Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz
Watson Hall 118
815-753-6448
jpcooke@niu.edu

Deaf Studies Minor

Prof. Linda Saborio
Watson Hall 120
815-753-6451
lsaborio@niu.edu

Graduate Studies

Prof. Stephen Vilaseca
Watson Hall 315
svilaseca@niu.edu

Learn more about advising