Gonzaga’s Modern Language Department offers majors and minors in French and Spanish, as well as minors in German and Italian, and two-year program in Japanese. The department also offers one to two years of Arabic and Chinese, depending on demand. Lower division language courses enable students to attain foreign language proficiency before going on to upper division courses in literature, film, culture, and advanced language. Gonzaga’s classrooms allow students to learn languages in a multimedia environment. A flexible placement policy allows incoming students with foreign language skills to begin their coursework at the most suitable level.