The Department of Foreign Languages of the State University of Zanzibar offers a wide range of programmes on foreign languages and linguistics, both in Diploma and Degree levels.

This Department teaches seven foreign languages at Diploma level in the Diploma of Languages with Edu- cation, these include English, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish; and this makes SUZA through its Department of Foreign Languages to be the leading institute in East Africa in providing many foreign languages.

Apart from English language which is compulsory for all Diploma in Languages with Education students, each student is required to choose another foreign language. At undergraduate level, the Department teaches English and Linguistics.