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Welcome to the
Department of Languages & Culture Studies


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies engages in innovative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to develop students’ language and communication skills, cultural knowledge, intercultural competency, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation in an increasingly global and multilingual society.


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is committed to research and teaching excellence as manifested in its offerings in translation and interpreting, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and language for specific purposes.

Diversity Statement

The core mission of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies is to prepare our graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society. We embrace the promotion, discussion and understanding of diversity through our coursework, scholarship, mentoring, and in our actions and procedures.  In addition, we affirm a commitment to access and equity through inclusive actions around complex ideas and issues pertaining to all races and ethnicities; gender identities; political viewpoints; sexual orientations; special health needs; ages; belief systems; countries of origin; and socio-economic status.



Latest News


Our Department Recognized with National Ranking

   December 2, 2022

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International Education Week

   November 14, 2022

The International Education Week at UNC Charlotte will feature movies, painting, food, culture, history and, of course, languages. Please see the following link for a detailed schedule of all the varied events across campus from November 14 through November 18. 

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Facebook for Languages and Culture Studies

   July 19, 2022

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies has a Facebook Page. This is a great place to see upcoming events or just check in with the community. Follow now to keep up with the latest news!

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New: Chinese and Japanese Placement Tests

   May 24, 2022

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is pleased to announce new offerings for the Language Placement Test. Students of Chinese and Japanese can now register for the Placement Test either in-person or online. Placement is useful for finding out the best next course level for any individual wishing to study a language. It also has the added bonus of automatically removing any...

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Talk UNC Charlotte

Unholy Trinity: Mexican Film as a Commentary on Mexican History
   November 5, 2021

This presentation is based on Janzen’s recent book Unholy Trinity: State, Church and Film in Mexico, which argues that the sustained use of religious imagery is a way that Mexican films communicate social and political commentary to their audiences in a simple straightforward way. She gives an overview of how films from the Golden Age of Mexican film (early-mid 20th century), onwards,...

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Virtual Information Session - MA in Spanish & LACS Graduate Certificates (French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)

   September 30, 2021

Prospective applicants are invited to join an online information session to learn more about the following graduate programs:

-Master’s Degree in Spanish

-Graduate Certificate in Business Language (German, Spanish)

-Graduate Certificate in Translating (French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)

-Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies (...

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Spanish Honors Society Award

LACS Professor of Spanish, Dr. Michael Doyle receives Honor Society's Highest Accolade
   May 19, 2021

LACS Professor of Spanish, Dr. Michael Doyle was inducted into the order of Don Quixote, the top International Award of the Hispanic Honors Society Sigma Delta Pi. 

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Translation Day 2021

Department to Celebrate Virtual Translation Day 2021
   March 5, 2021

More information coming soon!

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Heritage Language Learning Symposium: Second Day

   February 25, 2021

The Heritage Language Learning Symposium is taking place for the second day today (February 25th, 2021). Yesterday, an engaging array of speakers provided thought-provoking and inspiring presentations. The department is proud of the work Dr. García León and Dr. Fernández Sánchez have done to bring this engaging symposium to UNC Charlotte. Join us today between 10am and 3pm for more...

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Heritage Language Learning Symposium

   February 24, 2021

The Heritage Language Learning Symposium is a virtual event sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Chancellor's Diversity Grant and the CLAS Alumni Council Fall Faculty Grant.  It is also supported by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the Spanish program. 

The entire event will be held virtually on February 24-25, 2021 from...

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