The Department of Foreign languages and Literatures of La Salle University fully supports the University’s Mission as well as the Mission of the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers foreign languages students the opportunity to break the barrier of a single language, facilitating communication with people in other cultures and the attainment of broader social and cultural understanding.
To this end, all of the programs strive to develop the student’s facility in comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in one of five world languages offered as majors within the Department. The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department aims at giving the student knowledge of the historical development of a given language and its literature, together with an appreciation and understanding of its literary and cultural achievements.
The globalization of life, careers and professions, and the historical and traditional role of the United States as the preferred immigrant destination, has made the mission of the department more relevant and important than ever as a social tool, needed for effectively applying professional expertise and knowledge to social contact with other cultures. Further, for our society to effectively compete in the world, linguistic and cultural expertise is a requirement for our students to achieve competitive advantages and success.