Department Chair: Raysa Amador

Language is a cultural currency. A language is used by people to express themselves—their needs, feelings, and thoughts. Culture is woven into language; thus, when we learn another language, we are better able to understand how and why people of other cultures view the world differently. We also gain insight into their distinctive solutions to universal problems Adelphi offers degrees in French, Spanish, Italian and Translation Studies, as well as a full range of courses in Chinese, Greek, Japanese, English as a Second Language, and Linguistics. The Languages, Literatures and Cultures department also contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Asian Studies, European Studies, International Studies and Latin American Studies.

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