For Future Language Students

Welcome to Valpo's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures!


We're glad you've decided to explore our programs and hope that you find just what you're looking for.  To get started just choose your language, click around the site, and get to know our program, learn about various opportunities such as our department scholarships, and read about some of our students.

If you decide to visit our campus in person just be in contact with the Department of Admission - they'll be glad to arrange a visit for you and your family that includes a class visit, an appointment with a faculty member, and a tour of our campus . . . and please feel free to be in touch with us directly.

Major in:
Minor in:
Classics (Civilization, Greek, Latin)
French

German

Spanish
Chinese
Hebrew

Japanese


Arts & Sciences Building
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is located in the new Arts & Sciences Building.  Above the entrance is the "light screen" anchored by the University's moto in Latin: In luce tua videmus lucem, "In Thy Light, We See Light."  More about the light screen.

In the news:

• Valpo ranked among the top 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study

• Valpo German program designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German 

 French professor Timothy Tomasik named to the Richard P. Baepler Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities

German professor Sarah DeMaris named Indiana Foreign Language Teacher of the year