Take Language Placement Test  (Use your SU username and password)

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers learning experiences and relationships within a Christian community, so that each participant may develop personal empowerment as we learn to communicate effectively across cultures, mature as disciplined scholars and develop enlightened insights and international awareness. Our students develop social and civic responsibility, as they become role models of cross-cultural understanding.

In addition to outstanding teaching in French, German, Spanish, critical languages and interdisciplinary majors and minors, our expert mentoring and extensive opportunities for study abroad give our graduates a distinct advantage in business, missions, education, law or any other profession that values those who can build bridges between world cultures. Our students also enjoy active language clubs, special activities and extensive connections to external language resources.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers learning experiences for students to develop ethical and spiritual strength, as we acknowledge a God whose love transcends linguistic and cultural barriers; build value systems that celebrate the diversity and fraternity of God's world; commit ourselves to lives of integrity and service to all God's people, and continuously to improve the effectiveness of the department, the campus, and the community, as together we strive to build bridges to the world.

Study Abroad

Language Placement Test

Take Language Placement Test

Use your Samford username and password

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Grant Henley.

Language Technology Forum

The Language Technology Forum is the place where language learning and technology come together. It’s also the place where classroom knowledge is put into practice and conversational skills are developed.

Grace Marquéz Language Technology Forum
116 Russell Hall
Thom Thibeault, Director

What We Have

  • 24 laptop computers
  • language software installed on computers
  • board and card games in different languages
  • ROKU with access to international TV
  • 10-player buzzer set for adding competition to the learning process
  • optical drives for language software and DVDs
  • 16 headsets with microphones
  • seating for 24
  • projection system
  • Solstice for wireless access to projection system
  • HDTV
  • Digital cameras

News

Photo The seal of Samford University
WLAC Presents Annual Student Honors
The Department of World Languages and Cultures presented its annual student honors in April, with department chair Grant Henley presiding over the combined in-person and online ceremony.  
Photo Day of Spanish
Samford Celebrates Day of Spanish
The celebration–on the anniversary of author Miguel Cervantes Saavedra’s death in 1616–is meant to increase awareness of Spanish language, history and culture. 
Photo Mike Ledgerwood
Ledgerwood Enriched Samford With Language, Travel, Music
Many students will remember the enthusiasm of “Professor Eurovision,” as Ledgerwood’s classes often incorporated music in general and the international song contest in particular.