sing language professor with students

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers an array of ways to learn about and connect with a diverse group of people.

Alongside dynamic curriculums that offer study of subjects such as American Sign Language (ASL), English as a Second Language, French, Spanish and German, the department provides numerous opportunities to apply your skills in the real world.

Whether you are performing with a student-led ASL group or traveling abroad to discover a new culture and practice a foreign language, your experiences will prepare you for a wide range of careers after graduation.

  • Bernhard Martin

    Dr. Bernhard Martin

    Chair, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Professor of German

    (704) 406-4415

Participating in the University of Québec at Trois Rivières immersive language program pushed me to use my skills beyond the classrooms at Gardner-Webb. I have used materials and mementos from my trips to enrich my lesson plans.”
— Emily M. Burrus ’06
Gardner-Webb has faculty members who go above and beyond for their students. The classes contain material that is challenging yet relevant and interesting. I have especially developed my skills as a writer, which is an invaluable skill in almost every field.”
— Hadassah Winters ’18
I graduated with a strong foundation, and practice, in Deaf culture and linguistics, and an understanding of the profession and how to conduct myself as an ethical professional.”
— Stacey Ferguson ’04