Language is a cultural currency. A language is used by people to express themselves—their needs, feelings, and thoughts. Culture is woven into language; thus, when we learn another language, we are better able to understand how and why people of other cultures view the world differently. We also gain insight into their distinctive solutions to universal problems.
Adelphi’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers the following programs of study:
The department also offers a full range of courses in Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, English as a Second Language, and Linguistics, and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Asian Studies, European Studies, International Studies and Latin American Studies.
Spanish and French majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.