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 Classics, French, and Spanish, courses are available in German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin.
  • 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, and East Asian 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

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Chair:  Andrea Colvin
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures
University Hall 210

Academic Assistant: Beth Fedoush