Our faculty come from around the globe, including Argentina, South Korea, Mexico, China, Japan, France, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Chile and Spain.
The interdisciplinary focus of the faculty of World Languages & Cultures enhances undergraduate and graduate education at Georgia State University by encouraging alternate cultural perspectives that complement such areas of study as Economics and Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Computational Sciences, Public Health, Law, Education and the Humanities.
World Languages & Cultures sees itself as the gateway for students to internationalize their degree in a way that will not only help them better understand a globalized society but will also make them more competitive for career opportunities as they enter a global economy. World Languages & Cultures seeks to capitalize on the strategic location of the university at the heart of Atlanta, a global center of international commerce and culture, to offer students at Georgia State real-world opportunities to combine and apply language abilities, cultural knowledge and career skills.
As part of a dynamic urban university in a city of growing international awareness and status, the department is responsible for meeting the increasing linguistics needs of the governmental, business and professional communities. The Department of World Languages and Cultures recognizes that an active command of a language and a thorough exploration of culture form an essential basis for further study in its curriculum.
To this end, the department maintains a state-of-the-art multimedia Center for International Resources & Collaborative Language Engagement (CIRCLE) and sponsors several study-abroad programs. The department is also a testing center for diplomas certifying proficiency in business language and procedures. These diplomas are granted by chambers of commerce in various countries.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers elementary and intermediate classes in the following languages:
The College of Education and Human Development offers a bachelor's degree program in deaf studies with concentrations in sign language interpreting and deaf education and a post-baccalaureate certificate in sign language interpreting.
Please note that due to minimum enrollment requirements, it is possible that not all classes of a given sequence can be offered in direct succession.