International Languages, Literatures and Cultures

We offer five majors and ten minors in the Department of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:  French, German, Spanish, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies.  There are minors in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Latin American Studies.  Asian Studies, French, Latin American Studies and Spanish offer honors in the major. There are other language courses as well:  Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Russian, all of which can be credited toward one of the area studies programs above.

Language Conversation Hours

French Conversation Hour

Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm at 100th Monkey Coffee Shop. (642 W. 5th st.)

German Conversation Hour: 

Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Upper Crust, 130 Main St.

Italian Conversation Hour: 

Mondays, 4:00-5:00, BMU downstairs Tully's Cafe (In the basement of the BMU)

Japanese J-Fusion Student Club: 

Place/Time: SSC 304 -6:00 p.m.

Portuguese Conversation Hour: 

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00, BMU (2nd floor)

Russian Conversation Hour

On the following Thursdays:February 11th, March 3rd, March 24th, April 14th, and May 5th

from 5-6 p.m. at Upper Crust (130 Main Street)

Spanish Conversation Hour

Mondays 5 to 6 p.m. Tully's Cafe (In the basement of the BMU)

Third Anual Chico Language Cup - Click here to see photos!


International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Graduation 2015

Phi Sigma Iota

Initiation Ceremony 2015

Matthew Franks

Outstanding Japanese/Asian Studies Student 2015

Multicultural Echoes Magazine

ME is a Literary Magazine:

Click here to read ME Magazine 2014

For more information contact

Dr. Prieto:


International Forum Schedule of Events

Every week throughout the semester, a speaker will share his/her knowledge and views of countries from the five continents. As an open forum, this gathering allows ample participation for faculty, students and members of the local Chico Community.