Learn a language! Go global!

Knowledge of languages and cultures is a competitive edge in the increasingly globalized and complex workplace of the 21st century. By studying literary and cultural values, both past and present, our students gain important insights that prepare them to confront the intellectual, social, and political challenges of the future. 


Student Stories

Our Languages

  • Hernandez's Class


    Our department offers two Introduction to American Sign Language courses, as well as advanced workshops in ASL storytelling.

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  • arabic class


    One of the most spoken languages in the world, Arabic opens doors to intercultural understanding, career opportunities, and international adventure.

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  • Hands writing Chinese characters


    The study of Mandarin Chinese is supported by a range of courses in language and culture, the Chinese Club, study-abroad opportunities, and the Asian Studies minor.

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  • French students using tablets to experience the immersive Notre Dame de Paris exhibit


    Spoken by over 270 million people on five continents and official language of 29 countries and many NGOs, French is a leading language of diplomacy and international relations.

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  • German Students


    German is the native language of over 90 million Europeans, and is highly useful in business, engineering, nursing, philosophy, and the hard sciences.

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  • Irish students


    Studying Irish language is enriched by our "immersion Saturdays," study-abroad opportunities, the CUA Gaels student club, and the Certificate in Irish Studies program.

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  • Class in Italy


    With an estimated 7,500 American companies doing business with Italy and more than 1,000 U.S. firms having offices in Italy, Italian opens up a new world of opportunities.

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  • Spanish Students


    Degree programs in Spanish at Catholic University include undergraduate majors in Hispanic Studies and Spanish for International Service, a Certificate in Spanish for Health Care, and a Minor in Hispanic Studies.

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