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.

Students will develop their academic and career competency, as they become proficient in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the world's languages.

Andrew-Crosson
As a Spanish major and World Languages and Cultures minor, I have not only been taught Spanish and French, but I've been taught how to learn languages in general. I've also gained a deeper appreciation for foreign cultures and peoples in all of my classes. Andrew Crosson - U.S. Foreign Service, Mexico and Thailand

Our students will develop social and civic responsibility, as they become role models of cross-cultural understanding.

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.

News

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Undergraduate Research Fair Reveals Fascinating Topics, New Perspectives
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences hosted its second annual Undergraduate Research Fair April 12. The fair, organized by Howard College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Emily Hynds and sponsored by the John Howard Scholars, featured projects by individual students and groups of students, all guided by expert faculty advisors. 
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Humanities Scholar To Speak at Phi Kappa Phi Initiation
Samford University will host guest speaker Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, at the annual initiation ceremony of the university’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society April 9, at 5 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. 
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Samford to Host Tournées French Film Festival Nov. 5-19
The Tournées Film Festival uses an interdisciplinary approach to grow and broaden the audience for French cinema, including students who are not studying French or who are not familiar with French culture.