Languages and Cultures

Learn World Languages:

  • increase employment opportunities in a global economy
  • discover the gateway to global understanding
  • write and communicate better in your native language
  • sharpen cognitive functions and enhance life skills
  • improve chances of entry in graduate school
  • appreciate international literature, music, and film
  • make travel more feasible and enjoyable
  • be able to study abroad in non-English-speaking countries
  • deepen your understanding of yourself and your own culture
The first French Cultural Event held at Bloomsburg University on May 15 welcomed High school students of French from three area High schools. The day began with a campus tour followed by a viewing of the film Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks), a 2008 French box office hit comedy about a Southern French postal director who is relocated to Northern France where he must come to terms with his stereotypes about the people and culture of the area. After a catered lunch, the High School students broke into groups led by Professors Nathalie Cornelius and Yahya Laayouni to work on language and cultural topics related to the film and to practice their French in a university setting.


Department of Languages and Cultures | Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania | 400 East Second Street | Bloomsburg, PA 17815 | 230 Old Science Hall | Phone: 570-389-4750 | Fax: 570-389-3992