Foreign Languages

The Foreign Language Department works to provide students with a knowledge of languages and cultures which will be useful to them practically, intellectually, and professionally.
We oversee the following degree programs and course offerings:


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor


  • Minor

Business/Foreign Language Coordinate Program

Our department seeks to equip the student with the ability to understand, speak, read, and write the language. To this end, the target language is used extensively, in some courses exclusively, in the classroom. The department aims to make the learning of languages as authentic and effective as possible. Students publish a French-language newspaper, perform a Spanish play, meet with Germans, and broadcast in French, German, and Spanish on the college radio station.

The study of a language and the culture rooted in that language will not only provide students with invaluable insights into the nature and structure of feelings, imagination, and thought, but will also deepen their understanding of their own language and culture.

Knowledge of another language enhances employment opportunities in many fields in an increasingly interdependent world, and is the basis for a career itself. Career opportunities are found in tourism, international business, government, airlines, social work, and teaching.

Use Your Language When You Study Abroad

Centenary provides its students opportunities for study abroad through its membership in the consortium of the Associated Colleges of the South and through various CODOFIL programs (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana), through exchange programs with the Université de Lille in Lille, France, the Technische Hochschule in Dresden, Germany, the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico and through Modules (short courses in May) in countries such as Germany, Mexico, Spain and France.

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