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Department of Global Languages and Literatures 


The Department of Global Languages and Literatures is committed to helping students develop an in-depth understanding of foreign languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and civilizations. The department prepares students to be engaged international citizens who enlist foreign language skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of careers and intellectual disciplines in an increasingly globalized world.
The Department of Global Languages and Literatures offers students an opportunity to gain practical working knowledge of one or more of 12 foreign languages:
  • Arabic
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
Students may choose any of these 12 languages offered by the department unless otherwise advised by the requirements of their academic major. Students who are continuing the study of foreign languages at Bridgewater State University should do so at the earliest opportunity.
The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Spanish, a Spanish major with a concentration in Secondary Education, and a minor in Portuguese.  The Department of Global Languages and Literatures is located in Tillinghast Hall.

Contact Information

Global Languages and Literatures 
Virginia Smith
Administrative Assistant

Bridgewater State University
Tillinghast Hall, Room 337
45 School Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1279
Fax: 508.531.1781
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