About Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics at Seattle Pacific offers courses in linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and various modern and classical languages.

Foundations of Language Study Classroom

You can now choose from Linguistics, as well as three spoken languages: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish, and two ancient languages: Latin and Greek.

By studying a language or linguistics, you can increase your analytical skills, gain familiarity with diverse cultures, and learn to communicate in a language other than English — thus increasing your ability to interact globally.

Through the programs in this department, you will also:

  • Better understand and appreciate the rich diversity of world languages and cultures, both ancient and modern.
  • Achieve communicative proficiency, both productive and receptive, in languages other than English.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for world literature(s) so as to deepen and enrich the study of languages and cultures.
  • Understand the structure of language through the study of linguistics.

“There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning, but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me. So with yourselves; since you are eager for manifestations of the spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.”
1 Corinthians 14:10–12
Study abroad

Take off on a study abroad program

When you study overseas, you embark on a journey to gain personal, educational, and professional rewards.