Academics

Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford
 Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz  Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz
 German Faculty  German Faculty
Japanese Tea Ceremony Japanese Tea Ceremony
 German Faculty in Heidelberg  German Faculty in Heidelberg
 Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class  Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class
Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference
 Ben Sutcliffe  Ben Sutcliffe
 Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards  Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards
 Saleh Yousef's Arabic Class  Saleh Yousef's Arabic Class

The Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC) consists of seven distinct language, literature, and culture programs: German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Hebrew. A minimum sequence of four courses is offered in each of these languages, enabling students to complete the two-year College of Arts and Science language requirement.

The department is dedicated to preparing internationally oriented citizens who understand and appreciate other cultures and can interact effectively and appropriately with native speakers in the target cultures. We teach students language skills in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, and Russian, as well as introduce them to the cultures and literatures of the countries where those languages are spoken.

The department‘s mission reflects the broader university mission in providing the opportunities of a major university while offering the personalized attention found in the best small colleges. GRAMELAC faculty members instill in their students intellectual depth and curiosity, emphasizing critical thinking and independent thought, an appreciation of diverse views, and a sense of responsibility for our global future.