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Three Foreign Languages University of Delaware
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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

The world’s ten richest countries are trilingual

 

A multilingual brain is more agile and better able to solve problems and conflicts. Language learners demonstrate superior cognitive performance throughout their lives.

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, while only one in five U.S. citizens speaks a language other than English. Knowledge of other languages and cultures gives our graduates a competitive advantage in any career, and is highly valued in international business and professional communities. Our graduates choose a variety of career paths in teaching, entertainment and media, government, travel, financial services or international business. Some students enter careers with international or non-governmental organizations such as the International Red Cross or the World Health Organization, while others go on to advanced degrees in preparation for work in international law, diplomacy and college teaching.

Areas of study

  • Critical Languages (Chinese, Arabic, Russian)
  • Asian Languages and Area Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • European Languages and Area Studies
  • Arabic Language and Islamic Studies
     

Career options 

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Diplomacy
  • Business
  • Law Enforcement and Security
  • Healthcare
     

Graduate Programs

  • East Asian Studies
  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Religious Studies
  • Law
     

What's special about this program?

The University of Delaware’s Three Languages major is unique in offering rigorous instruction in three world languages. This popular and challenging program draws some of the University’s most gifted and adventurous students, and offers numerous options for study abroad in China, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Get involved

HOLA Hispanic Student Association

Hablar Sin Parar 

Confucius Institute

China-America Association

Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Philosotea Club

French Club

Language Partner Program

Students for Haiti

German Club

Nihongo Table

Sample curriculum

ARAB105

Elementary Arabic l

 

ARAB106

Elementary Arabic ll

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH114

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

JAPN105

 

Elementary Japanese I

SPAN200

 

Grammar and Composition

SPAN201

 

Reading and Writing

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

ARAB107

 

Elementary Arabic lll
ARAB206

Culture through Conversation

 

ARAB208

Contemporary North Africa

 

JAPN106

 

Elementary Japanese II

JAPN107

 

Intermediate Japanese

JAPN206

 

Culture through Conversation

JAPN208

 

Japanese Culture

SPAN301/302/303/304

 

Literature survey
SPAN325/326

Civilization and Culture

 

 

University Breadth and/or Language Course

 

  Elective Courses

JAPN3XX

 

Japanese language, literature or cultures courses

SPAN3XX

 

Spanish language, literature or cultures courses
SPAN4XX

Spanish language, literature or cultures courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

  University Breadth Course

JAPN4XX

 

Japanese language, literature or cultures courses
SPAN4XX

Japanese language, literature or cultures courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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