Proud to offer courses, minors, majors, masters, and travel/employment opportunities abroad in these languages:

Chinese | French | German | Italian | Japanese Korean | Punjabi l Spanish 
 

Contact Us

Department Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

World Languages and Literatures
Mariposa Hall 2051
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Phone: (916) 278-6333
Fax: (916) 278-5502
Email: wll@csus.edu 

Department Chair:
Dr. Curtis Smith
curtis.smith@csus.edu

Department Coordinator:
Valeria Herrera
valherrera@csus.edu 

Department Assistant:
Joseph Gallegos
j.gallegos@csus.edu 

Front Desk Student Assistants:
Shelby Hagen
Natalie Owen
wll-sa03@csus.edu 

World Languages & Literatures Alumni Chapter
sacstate.flalumni@gmail.com

Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Language is a basic skill in communicating with other people, but even more importantly, language is a tool for organizing and generating ideas. Language defines and shapes how we understand the world and ourselves. Different languages give us different perceptions. By learning a new language, you not only discover a new world and make new friends, you also discover a new you!

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Sacramento State offers a Master of Arts in Spanish, undergraduate majors in Spanish and French, minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and also offers language classes in Arabic, Korean, and Punjabi. Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about languages, literatures, and cultures, to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable them to communicate successfully both in a pluralistic American society and abroad.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of World Languages and Literatures is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about world languages, literatures, and cultures to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable students to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad.

HEALS Certificate

The program requires completion of four required courses and a practicum for a total of 15 academic units. The lower-division courses are presented in a hybrid format, while the upper-division courses are offered using an online format,  providing optimum flexibility for working adult students.

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Spanish Proficiency Exam Dates

Test dates fill fast, call (916) 278-6333, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, for questions about test dates and remaining seats. 

Foreign Language "Proficiency Test - SPANISH only - Test Registration Form"

Afternoons on Fridays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • April 27, 2018 (CLOSED)
  • May 4, 2018 (CLOSED)
  • June 8, 2018 (CLOSED)
  • June 22, 2018

FALL 2018 DATES: Not available at this time. If you would like to receive an email when the Spanish Proficiency Exam fall 2018 dates are, please contact the department office at (916) 278-6333 or wll@csus.edu.