Gonzaga’s Modern Languages and Literature Department offers majors and minors in French and Spanish, as well as minors in German and Italian. The department also offers one to two years of Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese 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 as well as a flexible equivalency process for those that wish to study abroad.