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About the Department

Explore the world and your place in it through the study of language. Our students prepare for lives as global citizens, learning to communicate across languages and cultures. A rich curriculum is integrated with extensive cultural immersion: trips, speakers, festivals, performances, and (of course!) study abroad. Guiding our students are faculty members from over a dozen countries speaking as many languages. Together we create a dynamic community reflective of the world we live in: complex, multicultural, and interconnected.

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#1 for Spanish Teachers

Our program is the state’s top preparer of Spanish teachers and offers certification at all school levels.


Great Double Majors

Chinese plus business? Arabic plus political science? Pairing any major with a language adds value.


On Employers’ Wish List

Language and cultural proficiency shine on any résumé, now that globalization touches every career sector.

Recent News / Announcements

  • September 24, 2018

    This summer Ling-Ling Lu, TCNJ junior from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, participated in an English teaching internship, “Assisting Individual with Disadvantages” (A.I.D.) sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Ministry of Education and the Council of Indigenous People in Taiwan. Ling-Ling taught a group of under-privileged tribal students in a rural mountain...

  • August 31, 2018

    Congratulations and “welcome” (in quotes because she’s a department veteran) to Dr. Ann Warner Ault, now a tenure track professor in our Spanish program! ¡Felicidades!

  • August 9, 2018

    Day of the Festival  わっしょい! (click the headline to see photo!) The day of the festival started early. We were all up around 5:30AM since we had to get going by 6:30. When we arrived at the starting location, the dock, it was obvious everyone was still a little tired from the pre-matsuri party the night...

  • July 24, 2018

    Welcome to our new Spanish majors, and potential majors & minors! from left: Louise, Dan, Briana, Ashlyn, Dr. Goebel, Gianna, Kaitlyn, Sam​ (click the headline to see photo!)

  • July 12, 2018

    Our Madrid summer program students are visiting Ávila, the "Town of Stones and Saints." It claims to be among the towns with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in Spain! (click the headline to see photo!)