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Carnegie Mellon University Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics

Carnegie Mellon University Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics

Carnegie Mellon University Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics

Introduction

The Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics (LCAL) at Carnegie Mellon University features award-winning teachers and internationally recognized researchers. Our research and teaching promotes language learning, deepens cultural understanding through literary and cultural studies, and highlights cutting-edge technology-enhanced learning. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish) in areas such as literary and cultural studies, applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA), immersive technologies, and translation and localization.

Come experience the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish—and encountering the diverse cultures they represent!

LCAL features award-winning faculty who are devoted, engaging teachers and internationally recognized scholars. Our research and teaching foster language learning, deepen cultural understanding through literary and cultural studies, and highlight cutting-edge technology-enhanced learning. With internships and study abroad, transformative engagement with local communities, and inspiring co-curricular activities, LCAL inspires and educates the next generation of global thinkers and innovators.

Unique Courses

49% of CMU students take a course in LCAL even though there is no university-wide language requirement (data from CMU, 2019).

9 Diverse Language Programs

We offer Arabic, Chinese, French & Francophone, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Russian Studies.

Opportunities Abroad

Explore and engage through researching, studying or teaching abroad.

We work together to forge intercultural connections.

The Department of Language, Cultures & Applied Linguistics features award-winning teachers and internationally recognized researchers. Our research and teaching promotes language learning, deepens cultural understanding through literary and cultural studies, and highlights cutting-edge technology-enhanced learning.

Locations

  • Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, USA

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