Languages and Cultures

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

STAGE FRIGHT

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!

 

 

 

 Archived News and Events

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
Meet one of our alumni

Lizzy Baden '12, French and Peace Studies major, will be in Indonesia for the academic year 2014-2015 for the Fulbright!

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Visit our blog!

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Placement Exams

Click here for instructions for the French and German placement exams.

For information on placement exams for Latin, Greek, Japanese and Chinese, contact Mary at mniedenfuer@csbsju.edu.

Contact Us

Scott Richardson
Department Chair
Quad 253E, SJU
(320) 363-2510

srichardson@csbsju.edu

Mary Niedenfuer
Department Coordinator

  • CSB Richarda P15
    (320) 363-5067
  • SJU Quad 253A
    (320) 363-3093

mniedenfuer@csbsju.edu