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)

Portuguese Conversation Hour: 

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00, BMU (2nd floor)

Russian Conversation Hour

Thursdays 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!


Choose Chico Day

April 5, 2014

2013-2014 Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Scholarship

Kyle Heise
Nominated by Stephen E. Lewis
Kyle Heise is pursuing a triple major in history, Spanish, and Latin American Studies.  He the president of Phi Sigma Iota, the Foreign Language Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society.  


Multicultural Echoes Magazine

ME is a Literary Magazine:

Click here to read ME Magazine 2013

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Dr. Prieto:

Spanish professor Dr. Char Prieto joins elite Spanish Language Academy

Dr. Prieto has been named an honorary Corresponding Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) in D.C.




International Forum Schedule of Events, Spring 2014

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.