Coursework at World Languages and Cultures (WLC) at American University taught in the target language provides solid language skills and depth of cultural understanding in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili. Instruction for individuals interested in teaching English to non-English speakers is provided through the TESOL Program (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). WLC offers an online Language Placement Test to help students find appropriate classes, in addition to one-on-one Undergraduate Advising.
WLC offers BA degrees in Arabic, French, German, Russian, and Spanish Studies, as well as interdisciplinary majors in Language and Area Studies, and Foreign Language and Communication Media. WLC also offers certificates in translation in French, German, Russian, and Spanish, and minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.