At Gonzaga, you will come to understand the importance of being a citizen of the world, and learning a second language is part of that educational journey. This is why we require all of those seeking a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences to demonstrate competence in a second language.
The Modern Languages & Literature Department is home to the study of six languages taught at a range of skill levels. So if you're looking to continue your language studies from high school or dipping your toes into a foreign language for the first time, the department can fit your needs, thanks to a placement process that takes into consideration previous language education.
Our approach allows you to learn a language in a multimedia environment, with upper-level courses in literature, film, society and more, furthering our mission of exposing students to new cultures and developing tolerance for difference. Our Study Abroad program offers opportunities for you to enhance the classroom experience with a semester spent in Jordan, Austria, Italy – or a number of other spots around the globe.