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Modern Languages

Our mission as a Department of Modern Languages is to develop students' linguistic and cultural competence, including effective communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills.  As a key cultural center within UWL, our charge is to prepare students to engage in, contribute to, and serve constantly evolving and diverse regional, national, and world communities.  We pride ourselves on excellence in teaching, and we work diligently to let students see how welcome and valued they are in our department. Each member of the faculty has traveled, studied, and lived in the cultures that speak the language(s) in which she/he specializes. If you are interested in participating in a study abroad program, we likely have a faculty member who is familiar with or specializes in that region and can help you prepare for your intercultural experience.

The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors in French, German studies, and Spanish (with education majors and minors and business concentrations for each of these languages); minors in Chinese studies and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); certificates in French studies and Russian studies; and courses in Arabic, Japanese, and Hmong.

Upcoming Events in MLG:

Meets at The Root Note from 6:30-8:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 2

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Thursday, March 2

Wednesady, March 22

Thursday, April 6

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, May 4