Mission  and Vision Statements

Mission: The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study in strategically selected languages, literatures, and film to develop students’ language skills, cultural knowledge, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society.

Vision: The Department of Languages and Culture Studies aspires to be known for the strength of its degree offerings, its flexible curriculum that balances tradition with innovation, and its unique programs in translation and interpreting, language for specific purposes, and film studies.

Latest News

Latest News

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Open House for Graduate Programs and Certificate Programs

   September 11, 2019

Want to know more about UNC Charlotte's Graduate Certificate in Translating?  Interested in Latin American Studies or a Master's in Spanish?  Join us for the Annual Open House hosted by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The Open House will be the first of several events hosted by the...

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International Translation Day Celebration

   September 11, 2019

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies will host the 4th annual International Translation Day celebration on Friday, September 27, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 2:15 PM on the UNC Charlotte Main Campus, College of Education, 4th Floor. The event is FREE and light ...

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New Professional Internship Opportunity: LACS 4410

   August 13, 2019

After two years of negotiations, the Department of Languages and Culture Studies has established a Memorandum of Understanding with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools that will allow us to place students with teachers in several of the language immersion programs in the area as well as in other language classes: Independence High School, Waddell Language Academy, Collinswood Language Academy, South...

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Polyglot Press Summer 2019 Issue

   June 14, 2019

The Summer 2019 Issue of the Polyglot Press is now availble.  You may download a copy or read it online.  See the Newsletters section of the site for this issue as well as an archive of previous issues:  Polyglot Press Summer 2019

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A Conversation About Transgender Lives

   April 1, 2019

The impact of transition for a transgender individual extends far beyond the self to their families, friends, colleagues and community. UNC Charlotte’s Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative will host a community conversation that explores transgender lives in the context of family, friends, and communities. The event will take place that the UNC Charlotte Center City...

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German Studies, Japanese Studies Rank Among Top In Nation

   March 29, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s German Studies and Japanese Studies are number two and four, respectively, in the nation when it comes to awarding undergraduate degrees. See the full article at Exchange Online

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International Film Festival 2019

International Film Festival 2019
   March 18, 2019

For three weeks UNC Charlotte will host the annual International Film Festival.  The event is organized by Professor Michèle Bissière, Professor of French, in collaboration with other faculty from the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  This year's festival includes 23 films, 28 screenings and 7 special events. Funding for the event comes from numerous sources, including...

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Polyglot Press - Spring 2019

   February 13, 2019

The Spring issue of the Polyglot Press is now available in the Newsletters section of the site.  You may read this issue online or download a pdf copy.

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Film Studies Student Film Screening at Festival in Toronto

   October 26, 2018

Ashley Harmon had her short film, "Lindsay in the Making," screened in the 100 Words Film Festival in Toronto this month. This was the fifth year of the festival which showcases films made with only 100 words.  Jordan Snyder, one of the festival organizers, shared the following about her participation:

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UNC Charlotte Alum is a Role Model for Success

   October 22, 2018

Emily Francis leapt from her seat in the audience of The Ellen Show and made a run for the stage. Only after she was perched alongside Ellen DeGeneres did the 2016 Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year realize that in her excitement, she hadn’t given the famous talk show host time to finish her introduction. But looking back at her journey—from a one room shack in Guatemala, to a...

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