Language and Culture Programs
Learn another language, and you can experience another culture from the inside. That will enrich your life—and your career prospects. We offer major specializations in Spanish, German, East Asian Language and Culture (Japanese or Chinese), and Classics (with optional study in Latin). And we are happy to offer a new minor in ASL (American Sign Language).
Students in Spanish and German can enter SIU’s Teacher Education Program and earn the license to pursue a career in K-12 language teaching.
For full details on which language you can study and at what level, check out Our Languages page. Click on our Placement and Proficiency page for information on placement testing to ensure you end up in the right language class. You'll also learn how to receive credit for AP exams, transfer courses, CLEP credit or validating credit in this section.