Spanish Club members during a visit to Chicago As a Valpo language student you'll take courses that strengthen your language skills and launch you into engaging texts, topics, and questions. But the learning doesn’t stop there: at Valpo you'll enhance your language skills by participating in many great activities. Together with your coursework these experiences help you develop linguistic and cultural fluency - and the skills and knowledge to succeed professionally in any number of fields. 

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Major in:  Classics • French  •  German  • Spanish  
Minor in:  Chinese  •  Hebrew  • Japanese 



Why every student should study a foreign language!  
Italy • Professor Farmer took a group of students to Italy this summer.
  Enjoy these highlights!

Study abroad is for everyone!  Read about 2015 graduate Tyler Clark's study abroad experience in Spain

German professor Sarah DeMaris publishes Johannes Meyer: Das Amptbuch in the series Monumenta Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum Historica

German professor Jennifer Bjornstad was recognized by the Indiana chapter of the AATG as the collegiate German Teacher of the Year

French professor Timothy Tomasik publishes Livre fort excellent Cuysine

Spanish professor Stacy Hoult-Saros receives 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

• 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 

Contact:  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures • Arts and Sciences Building, 1400 Chapel Drive 219.464.5120 (phone)  •  219.464.6952  (fax)  •