World Languages & Literatures

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Congratulations to Our 2021 WLL Graduates! 

Congrats 2021 Graduates from WLL at PSU!

Thrive in today's global world

PSU's Department of World Languages and Literatures plays a central role in preparing students to function in the global community. We offer courses in 17 languages, and our classes are designed to help you develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for eventual use in a broad variety of real-world settings.

COVID-19 Update

Our physical office (FMH 315) is closed, but we are still here to serve you. You can contact faculty and staff directly or contact us at

We Stand Against Racism

Our department reaffirms its commitment to working toward a more just, inclusive, participatory, and anti-racist society. Read our statement.


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We are pleased to welcome you to attend the 2021 lecture series of the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik. This year's theme is "Hoffnung" and the first lecture takes place already this Friday, June 25th at 11am PST on Zoom/YouTube. Our speakers this year are María del Rosario Acosta López (UC Riverside), Gundolf Freyermuth (Cologne Game Lab), Jeffrey High (CSULB), and Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati).

All lectures are free, in German, take place live on Zoom, and will be streamed live on YouTube.

Lectures take place on Fridays from 11:00am - 12:30pm PST. 

Please RSVP to to receive the links.


    Add a minor in World Languages to your degree. No matter what you are majoring in, adding a minor in a foreign language will spice up your resume and will boost your chance of getting a job. Employers love to hire multilingual people in any profession.

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    Polyglot, our departmental newsletter, is produced twice a year and keeps our alumni, family and friends up-to-date on what's going on with the WLL community.