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 fullfilling the following objectives:
- provide quality instruction in English, Literature, French, and Nihonggo to undergraduate students of 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), under the College of Liberal Arts (CLAC) is managed by the LLC Coordinator and supervised by LLD Chair, while the Kagawaran ng Filipino at Panitikan (KFP) has been merged with the Languages and Literature Department starting SY 2017-2018.