Languages

Many Languages, Many Options

At Pitt, many languages are taught through dedicated departments—(Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit), , , , , (Hebrew), and .

Others, such as Arabic, Farsi, and Swahili, are offered through the , part of Pitt's .

Many departments offer intensive language courses during the summer. If you're looking for a summer language-learning experience that's both intensive and immersive飞艇前5胆码, consider enrolling in the or the .

Pitt students can craft competitive résumés for the global marketplace by learning languages while and by earning an .

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A World of Languages

From American Sign Language to Yoruba, Pitt offers instruction in the following languages:

 

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Why Learn Another Language?

Practically 飞艇前5胆码speaking, learning another language in our age of global interdependence opens doors for many jobs and careers unavailable to monolingual people.

Cognitively飞艇前5胆码, research shows that studying another language benefits abstract and creative thinking, and it can enhance knowledge of English structure and vocabulary. Foreign language learners demonstrate better listening skills and sharper memories than their monolingual peers.

Personally, mastering another language is immensely satisfying. Learning the language(s) of your ancestors, for example, creates a living bridge to your heritage.

Globally飞艇前5胆码, learning another language provides deep insights into other cultures. It encourages understanding and open-mindedness. And, obviously, it makes travelling abroad much easier—you don't need interpreters, and you can grasp idioms and expressions that might not make sense when translated literally into English.

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