Become a true global citizen

Welcome to the School of International Letters and Cultures

Global Literacy is an advantage!

In today’s global economy, multilingualism and intercultural competency is valued everywhere. Graduates with experience in these areas enjoy a wide variety of job options in many fields.

Discover what an international letters and cultures degree means to you

As a student in the School of International Letters and Cultures, you’ll have educational experiences that prepare you for life and citizenship in the modern world. In addition to courses taught by world-class faculty in both ancient and modern languages and cultures, you’ll be exposed to various world languages and cultures through study abroad programs, full-year or semester-long language and cultural immersion programs, on-campus international guest speakers, international student organizations, intensive language study, and mentorship by internationally recognized faculty. 


Upcoming Events

February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm
Location:
Durham Language and Literature Building, room LL 165
February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location:
Benedictine University Main Campus Building, Common Room
February 27, 2018 - 9:25am
Location:
Memorial Union

Featured Programs

Intensive language courses are proficiency-oriented courses designed to achieve the maximum level of proficiency in a dynamic communicative environment. The class time is spent on a variety of fast-paced activities, focused especially on the development of speaking skills.

Chinese Names Pronunciation Introduction

Pronouncing Chinese Names

SILC has developed the perfect quick aid to help non-Chinese speakers pronounce Chinese names, we have created a webpage that provides a simple guide to pronunciation. The following begins with a simple introduction to Chinese names and the pronunciation system. It then provides clickable audio files for sounds that are more distant from those of English. 

Pronounce Chinese Names

Academic Advising

Our world-class faculty members focus on the highest quality of language and culture instruction across five language areas, and conduct research around the world.

Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty members focus on the highest quality of language and culture instruction across five language areas, and conduct research around the world.

Study Abroad

Directed by world-class faculty, our study abroad programs are among the longest-running and most prestigious at ASU. These programs give you the chance to experience and study language and culture first-hand while earning credit toward your degree.

Language Across ASU

SILC has fostered collaboration and cooperation with many departments so that across all ASU campuses, language learning is an option. As a result, students find find support and insight to help them succeed in all disciplines while adding value to their education with language and culture.

Languages Promo Video