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World Languages and Literatures


The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers several undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduates can major or minor in Spanish, French, Italian, or German. The department also offers a full range of courses in Arabic and Chinese. We also encourage all students, especially language majors and minors, to study abroad to enhance their language skills and expand their college experience. 

We offer a variety of options for students interested in teaching a world language (WLT), including initial WLT certification, a cross-endorsement program for certification in WLT, a graduate WLT certification program for students holding bachelor's degrees, and a WLT certification program for individuals currently employed in Connecticut with a Durational Shortage Application Permit (DSAPs).

We also offer a series of programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education (BE), including a master's of science degree and cross-endorsement certification.

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Department of World Languages and Literatures
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: (203) 392-6770
Fax: (203) 392-6136
Chairperson: Resha Cardone, Associate Professor