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A Tradition of Excellence

“‘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

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 very important goal of creating global citizens by offering students a world class education in the Languages and Cultures of other countries. Follow the links on this site to find out more about studying foreign languages and cultures at WSU.