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College of Liberal Arts

Department of International Language and Culture Studies

Welcome to all

The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish. Earn a teaching certificate in French, German, or Spanish. Meet your 4-semester language requirement by studying Arabic and Japanese. Learn a new language twice as fast in an immersive environment by studying abroad!

Lead with Languages

Lead with Languages is a new campaign powered by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).  The campaign strives to promote the importance of learning another language.  

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Getting started

The Foreign Language Placement Test is scheduled by appointment only. More information on the test is available at the office of Testing Services in Kettler Hall, room 232B or by phone: 260-481-6600.

Please view our document on Placement Policy to determine the course(s) for which you need to register.


Thank you for considering giving a gift to the International Language and Studies Program. Knowing a foreign language and studying its culture has become critical in our state. If you believe that this enriches our student’s future, and our community’s success, please consider a gift in our support. Such gifts are essential to our ability to provide unique instructional and culture opportunities to our students.

Donate now.

Don't forget-Indiana taxpayers may take a tax credit of half their gift to PFW.  For a joint return, the maximum credit is $200 based on a gift of $400 or more.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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