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

Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Sylvester's

German Conversation Hour: 

Not Meeting This Semester

Italian Conversation Hour: 

Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Common Grounds, Beginner/Intermediate

Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Common Grounds, Advanced

Japanese J-Fusion Student Club: 

Click here for times and dates

Portuguese Conversation Hour: 

1st & 3rd Thursdays Every Month, 6:15pm-7:15pm, BMU (2nd floor)

Russian Conversation Hour

On the following Thursdays:Oct 6th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 1st

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

Spanish Conversation Hour

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. lower level study area of the BMU

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


President's Leadership Reception

President's Leadership Reception with President Gail Hutchinson and several of our faculty members as well as student club leaders from Brazlus and the Teaching International Languages Student Association

Chico Preview Day 2016

Faculty and Students at Chico Preview!

Outstanding Students 2016

Celebration of ILLC Outstanding Students

Phi Sigma Iota 2016

Induction Ceremony

ME Multicultural Echoes

Vol.8 2016


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.