Welcome to the World Languages Center!

As Northeastern University continues to become more globally engaged and integrated, the study of languages becomes significantly more valued and more important to the success of our students.

Increasingly, Northeastern students want to know how other communities view the world, encode their realities, and express their values and traditions. Northeastern students realize that understanding the rich mosaic of different ways of being in this world and understanding other languages of the world are critical to becoming well-educated, fulfilled citizens.

To respond to the growing student demand for languages and to increase the number of languages that we offer, the World Languages Center was created. The primary goal of the World Languages Center is to offer an expanding array of languages in a variety of instructional formats for Northeastern students and to ensure that students are able to take at least two years of instruction (four semesters) in any language offered by the WLC.

Ongoing Event

Are you looking for an informal and sociable way of improving your Italian? Then you need a conversation group where you can pratice speaking, meet new friends, learn about Italian culture, playing games, while drinking a real Italian espresso!

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.  every Thursday
Location: 273 Ryder Hall
Contact: For more information please contact professor Gina Maiellaro at l.maiellaro@neu.edu.

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Faculty Works-in-Progress: Shakir Mustafa

Shakir Mustafa, Teaching Professor, Arabic, World Languages Center; College of Social Sciences and Humanities, “Migrating Texts in Translations and the Visual Arts”