Department ofLanguages & Literatures

Monolingualism Can Be Cured!

Break free of monolingualism! Join the growing conspiracy at PLU to be multilingual!

Explore the mysteries of language and enter an unfiltered conversation with the world through literature, film, and everyday speech.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela

PLU offers majors and minors in Chinese, Classics (Greek and Latin), French, German, Norwegian, and Spanish (Hispanic Studies). Students can develop language and cultural skills while traveling abroad, studying at universities overseas, and through the Wang Center for International Programs. All our programs provide study away opportunities in both J-term and semester-long formats.

Monolingual Myths
English will be the global language: Think again. Read David Graddol's English Next and USA Today on the future of English.