Global Languages

Brightly colored signs have 5 different languages written on them.

To accommodate international tourists, street signs in Brisbane's city center now feature English, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Arabic, replacing English-only signage. (Image courtesy of dotdash. Used with permission.)

MIT Global Languages (21G) offers a rich collection of classes that span nine different global language and culture groups. Our core mission is to provide students with an MIT-quality education in international languages, cultures, and inter-cultural communication. As MIT students pursue an expanding spectrum of international engagements, our classes and immersive international experiences help prepare them to live and work in the diverse and multilingual context of a globalizing world. Embracing a vision of multilingual literacy founded not just on learning new words, but new worlds, 21G serves as a vital component of MIT's "Global Classroom."

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Some prior versions of courses listed above have been archived in OCW's DSpace@MIT repository for long-term access and preservation. Links to archived prior versions of a course may be found on that course's "Other Versions" tab.

Additionally, the Archived Global Languages Courses page has links to every archived course from this department.