World Languages and Literatures @ SMU

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

In addition to a diverse variety of course offerings the department offers a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities.

A specialization in one of these languages combined with first hand immersion in global culture, history, film, art, literature, and business prepares students for variety of career opportunities.

Why World Languages and Literatures at SMU?

The SMU Department of World Languages and Literatures prepares students for a complex and interconnected world.

Department Highlights

Teaching & Technology Center

The Teaching and Technology Center can be reserved for World Languages & Literature faculty, courses, and individual student use.


The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a wide range of events every semester, ranging from professional development workshops and guest lectures, to language club meetings, conversation tables, and our annual International Film Festival!

Cooking Up Something Good

Liljana and her husband, Johan, are SMU professors who live in the Commons as Faculty in Residence. Student residents stream into the couple’s cozy apartment every Sunday night for snacks.

Alumni Connection

WLL has a strong network of alumni in Dallas and around the world. Stay connected with us by attending an event or reach out and explore ways to get involved.

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