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 in French & Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, and supports a major in Chinese Studies. Minors are offered in Chinese, Chinese Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Latino Studies. The department also contributes to the interdisciplinary minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies by offering introductory level courses in Southern Lushootseed.

Students can develop language and cultural skills while traveling abroad, studying at universities overseas, and through the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education. All our programs provide study away opportunities in both J-term and semester-long formats.

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Monolingual Myths

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

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