The study of another language is an adventure, an exploration into the workings of minds both like and unlike our own. When we learn a new language, we learn to see differently -- we acquire a new perspective from which to view both ourselves and the world.

Department News & Events


Mark your calendars!  STAGE FRIGHT is a multi-lingual open mic event open to all. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to present any piece in any language.

Friday, October 31 from 6-8 PM in the BAC Gorecki Gallery Lounge, CSB. Costume contest with prizes!

Meet our new Fulbright Scholar, Jakob Illek


Jakob is this year's Fulbright German Language Teaching Assistant. He grew up in the southeastern part of Austria where he received his B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University for Teacher Education Styria. He also participated in an extracurricular course on English in primary schools. During his year at CSB/SJU Jakob will be assisting in German classes, tutoring students, helping to organize events for the German club and generally passing on his native language and the Austrian culture to students at CSB/SJU.

His personal interests include sports, such as soccer, American football and volleyball, outdoor activities, international film and good food. He has also been working as a scout youth leader for several years and is still an active and proud scout.  Welcome, Jakob!




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Overview of Program

Courses in the Languages and Cultures Department:

  • Include instruction in French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and English as a Second Language.
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for a liberal arts degree
  • Are easily combined with other majors and minors