The Languages and Literature Department is a collegial department that seeks to improve the language skills and abilities of DLSU-D students, faculty and staff through competent members. It also sees itself as the prime mover in the professional advancement of language and literature teachers in the CALABARZON area. To fulfill its mission, the department is committed to fulfilling the following objectives:
- Provide quality instruction in Filipino, English, Literature, French, Mandarin, and Nihonggo to undergraduate students at the university to prepare them to become globally competitive;
- Sponsor conferences on recent issues and trends in language teaching and learning to broaden the knowledge of the members of the department, academic community and faculty of other language and literature departments in the region;
- Collaborate with other academic units or institutions in its research undertakings; and
- Help marginalized sectors of the society through the outreach programs of the university by providing volunteer-faculty members in the area of language instruction.
The Language Learning Center (LLC), previously supervised by the LLD Chair is now under the College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC) and is managed by the LLC Coordinator, while the Kagawaran ng Filipino at Panitikan (KFP) has been merged with the Languages and Literature Department since S.Y. 2017-2018.