Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

You can major or minor in French, German, Italian or Spanish or take courses in Chinese and Arabic.

Courses are taught in the language you're studying so you'll become proficient and comfortable speaking and writing as you earn your degree.

You'll have multiple opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture you study—in the classroom, through activities and clubs on campus, by living with other majors and minors in on-campus housing, and by studying abroad through our award-winning Global Opportunities program. 

Become one of the more than 1 billion people who speak Mandarin Chinese.

Recognizing China's increasing international importance, we are strengthening our Chinese language program.

Whether you're studying Chinese for the first time or continuing studies from high school, you'll fit right into a beginner or intermediate level class. Our courses go beyond the language and also introduce you to both ancient and modern-day Chinese culture.

Chinese is said to be one of the most difficult languages to acquire because of its writing system and grammar rules. However, we've developed a truly effective, soundly designed curriculum and teaching style that will help you overcome the challenge.

Add Chinese classes to your history, political science, international studies, business, finance or education major, and you'll enhance your resume for future employers.

Why study Arabic? 

The Arabic Studies program at Susquehanna University provides students with the unique opportunity to study a living language spoken by over 300 million people as well as build linguistic and cultural awareness. Our program adopts the teaching philosophy that places Arabic as the key to understanding and immersing in the Arab culture. Our program offers beginning Arabic courses that focuses on proficiency in speaking, reading, listening and writing skills in both Modern Standard Arabic as well as Spoken Arabic. We encourage our students to consider Arabic study abroad programs to acquire first hand the cultural richness of the Arab World.

Li E

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies

Email Address eli@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4603

Anna Ogunnaike

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Adjunct in Modern Language


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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Daryl Rodgers, department head

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