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Welcome to the Department of Global Languages and Cultures

The Department of Global Languages and Cultures is at the forefront of university efforts to educate global citizens and future leaders, preparing our students for a globally interconnected future. Faculty boast a broad expertise across a variety of fields within the broader humanistic tradition. We teach and produce scholarship on global cultural issues within the context of linguistic, national, and transnational traditions. The department houses the interdisciplinary degree in International Studies, Modern Languages, Spanish, and Classics. Languages taught in the department include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, ancient Greek, and Latin.

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The Departments of Hispanic Studies and International Studies are becoming Global Languages and Cultures, a part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Dr. Salah Ayari awarded Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Posted September 12, 2022

Dr. Salah Ayari, an Arabic professor in the newly formed Department of Global Languages and Cultures, was a recipient of the 2022 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes faculty members for creating impactful learning environments and for their exceptional teaching practices.  “Receiving the 2022 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching […]

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TAMU’s Morocco Arabic Institute Adapts to Challenges

Posted March 10, 2022

By Marley Grimes ’24 Due to the extenuating circumstances of the global pandemic the A&M Morocco Arabic Institute, a 10-week faculty-led study abroad program, was canceled for the summer semester of 2021. Professor Salah Ayari, the program leader and Arabic professor, began working with his partners at IES Abroad Rabat to explore virtual programming options […]