language studies

You can begin or continue foreign language studies in an array of courses and programs. Our regular offerings include Spanish, French, Russian, German, Japanese, American Sign Language, and Chinese. In addition, Arabic, Basque, Irish Gaelic, Latin, and ancient Greek are taught from time to time.

In full-time programs, both stateside and abroad, you can learn foreign languages through immersion in the cultures of the peoples who speak them. Common destinations include Argentina, Costa Rica, Japan, China, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. In addition to foreign languages, Evergreen offers frequent opportunities in linguistics.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.