Foreign language instruction is an important feature of a Johns Hopkins University education, and is a graduation requirement for many of the humanities majors offered at Johns Hopkins.

Language instruction at Johns Hopkins is split between two different programs: the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures and the Center for Language Education. The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures is a degree-granting department within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences that offers majors in German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Romance languages. Students majoring in Romance languages specialize in a combination of either two or three of the Romance languages offered by the department, which includes Portuguese in addition to the languages available for study as a major. The German language major also offers courses in Yiddish language, literature, and culture.

The Center for Language Education offers instruction in a number of different languages for which there is no major available. These include Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Hebrew, and Russian.

Visit the Office of Academic Advising website to learn about the benefits of studying the various languages offered  at Johns Hopkins.

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