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Foreign Languages and Literature

Foreign Languages & Literature


Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature!

We are delighted that you are considering a career involving foreign languages, either as a stand-alone discipline or as a value-added complement to another major. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at SIUE offers graduate and undergraduate courses dealing with the language, literature, culture, and history of many countries. We currently offer courses in nine different world languages.

Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!

Current News:

July-August 2018: Be sure to sign up for the wonderful foreign language courses being offered this Summer 2018. 

  • French course information here
  • Spanish course information here

February 2018: Professor Carolina Rocha publishes her newest book, "Argentine Cinema and National Identity". Order your very own copy here

January 2018: SIUE's Stephanie Olivares earns competitive scholarship from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. Check out the article on our Spanish minor here

October 2017: Professor Carolina Rocha's Spanish course makes the news for their Service Learning in Fairmont City. Read the Alton Telegraph article here.

Student Opportunities:

Check out this list of scholarship opportunities involving foreign languages here.

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Check out this list of current job openings involving foreign languages here.

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Learn Arabic


Learn or Focus in Chinese


Major in French


Major in German


Learn Italian


Major in Spanish



Learn Yoruba

Register for any of our 9 Foreign Languages 

Major or Minor in: French, German and Spanish

Focus in: Chinese, French, German and Spanish

We also have Interdisciplinary Minors in:

Asian Studies 
Classical Studies
European Studies  Latin American Studies    




Succeed With Us
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, your language skills open the door to exciting job opportunities. Bilinguals earn more than their monolingual counterparts, according to national job statistics. In the SIUE Department Foreign Languages and Literature , your education is not confined to a classroom - It spans every corner of the globe. Once you earn your degree you’ll be prepared for an exciting career that could take you anywhere. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips.

This page is currently under construction. Stay tuned for new and exciting changes. 



Alumni: Keep in Touch
Calling all SIUE Foreign Languages and Literature Alumni, tell us what you are doing!

Already know a foreign language?
Proficiency exams are available in French, German, and Spanish, click here for details.

Conversation Hours
An excellent opportunity to improve and practice your speaking skills in Spanish, French, and German. Click here for details.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Expand your horizons and education. Click here for details.
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