The Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature (GRALL) includes the German Studies Program, the Russian Studies Program, the Chinese Language Program, and the Japanese Language Program, as well as language courses in Korean.

Undergraduate Majors

German Studies Program

The German Studies program is inherently interdisciplinary. We encourage students to explore German language and culture through a variety of lenses, including history, political science, Jewish studies, linguistics, philosophy and cinema. Because our faculty and classes are small, you’ll be sure to develop close relationships and receive the mentoring Brandeis is known for.

Russian Studies Program

The Russian Studies program enables students to explore a wide variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. Scholars in our program study the Russian language in its cultural context. Our graduates develop a deep understanding of the diversity and complexity of human thought and world views, and to apply Russian perspectives to texts and ideas beyond the study of language and literature.

Language Programs

Apply to be a World Language Fellow! 

If you are passionate about language learning and languages in general and would like to make a difference, apply for the World Languages and Cultures Fellowship! Integrate your passion for languages and your proficiency in social media to help promote a language-learning culture at Brandeis. The fellow will receive a $500 stipend and will get to work closely with language professors in the 2018-19 academic year.  Application deadline is October 19, 2018 (midnight). Submit your application here via a Google form.