Introduction to the Department

The study of foreign languages is uniquely liberating. As you master a new language, you mature into a new person, alive to new ways of thinking, feeling and acting. You become a citizen of the larger world in which we live. The ability to communicate with people from other cultures is the mark of an educated person.

Department Features

  • In addition to majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish, courses are available in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese.
  • You may take advantage of programs in more than 20 countries. In addition to study abroad programs, the University offers interdepartmental majors in International Studies, International Business, Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, each of which has a strong foreign language component.
  • Individualized interdisciplinary majors such as Hispanic Studies and Francophone Studies also may be developed.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Department Contact Info


University Hall 212
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Office hours: 8:30 am -12:00 pm
P 740-368-3667
F 740-368-3699

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Chair:  David Counselman
Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
University Hall 310B

Academic Assistant: Beth Fedoush