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A Tradition of Excellence

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Washington State University is as old as WSU itself. Located in the historic Thompson Hall, Foreign Language courses have been offered at WSU continuously since 1890. We play an integral role in WSU’s goal of creating global citizens by offering students a world class education in the languages and cultures of other countries. Explore our nine different language areas to find out more about studying Foreign Languages and Cultures at WSU!

“‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.'”

–  Nelson Mandela

News & Events


Palouse French Film Festival

October 3 – Cézanne et moi / Cézanne and I

October 10 – La tête haute / Standing Tall

October 17 – Elle

October 24 – Microbe et Gasoil/Microbe and Gasoline

Films are shown at 7:00 pm the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow, ID.