Gabriella Rivera, ’22, is intent on giving her best to the world.
Hello. Hola (Spanish). Bom Dia (Portuguese). こんにちは (Japanese). 你好 (Chinese). Bonjour (French). مرحباً (Arabic).
In our increasingly global and interconnected world, the ability to speak another language is an invaluable skill that sets candidates apart with employers and helps professionals advance in their careers. Through the Department of Global Languages and Literatures, Bridgewater State University students have the opportunity to gain practical working knowledge of more than 12 foreign languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili. The department offers a BA in Spanish with the option of concentrating in Secondary Education, a minor in Spanish or Portuguese and opportunities to gain practical working knowledge in one or more of 12 foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian and Japanese.
Our faculty members include native speakers who help students grasp the nuances and complexity of the languages they teach, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the people who speak these languages and their culture. Foreign language skills benefit our graduates in multiple dimensions – regardless of their chosen career.