Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Master a language. Live in that language and its culture and learn to think differently. Study complex global social and ethical issues through literature and film. This is what the faculty of LLC offers you in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian.

Language & LLC CoursesCOM-2 Exemptions
Spielabend German Game Night


German Game Night

September 27 & November 1 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Jepson 127

Refreshments provided.

German welcome, not required!


16th Annual African Film Weekend

The University of Richmond presents the 16th Annual African Film Weekend: First Features of Young African Filmmakers on September 8 – 9, 2023 in the Ukrop Auditorium. Mamadou Dia, the guest presenter, is an award-winning Senegalese film director, screenwriter, and co-founder of the production company Joyedidi.

Global Studio & Self-Directed Language Acquisition

The Global Studio is available to help members of the University of Richmond community use technology to enhance language learning and effectively communicate across cultures. We offer a variety of services including placement testing, self-directed language study, and a variety of technology and online resources that are available for student and faculty use.

Languages offered routinely offered through the SDLAP include Persian (Farsi/Dari), modern Hebrew, and Turkish. Students preparing for or returning from study or service abroad may also use the SDLAP to begin or continue the study of a language not included in the University’s regular course offerings. Languages studied through the SDLAP have included Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Korean, Dutch, and Swedish.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Gengsong Gao
Gao Published

Gengsong Gao, associate professor of Chinese studies, published the chapter "Exploring L2 Chinese Learners: Connective Usage in Writing: An Error Analysis Approach" in Developing Writing Competence in L2 Chinese Classrooms: Research and Application.

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Dr. Gengsong Gao
Gao Published

Gengsong Gao, associate professor of Chinese studies, published the article "Strategies-based Chinese as a Second Language Reading Instruction: Effects and Learners’ Perceptions" in Reading in a Foreign Language.

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Dr. Julie Baker
Baker Featured in Podcast

Julie Baker, director of the French Intensive Language Program, was featured in the podcast World Language Classroom in episode "Simple Ways to Make Activities More Communicative with Julie Baker."

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Dr. Caroline Weist
Weist Awarded

Caroline Weist, associate professor of German studies, received a Faculty Research Award from the Coalition of Women in German to support travel and archival work for the book manuscript Bodies of a People: Disability, Community, and Volkskörper on the German Stage.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Carole Weinstein International Center
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8096
(804) 287-6446

Interim Department Chair: Dr. Kathrin Bower
Academic Administrative Coordinator: June Wise