Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” Charlemagne/Karl der Große

We understand that you have four years and a plethora of options. Why choose to major or minor in a Foreign Language?

  • cultivate global citizenship
  • develop language skills
  • gain intercultural competence
  • expand/foster critical, analytical, and communicative skills
  • attain cultural awareness, diverse perspectives, international experience, an appreciation of different cultures
  • increase your knowledge of historical, political, cultural and literary trends
  • benefit from active learning in class, abroad, and through domestic and international experiential learning opportunities
  • work closely with international faculty at UE to improve linguistic and critical thinking skills
  • interact with Fulbright teaching assistants from around the world
  • explore different career pathways for foreign language majors through UE’s Center for Career Development
  • garner multilingual and multicultural skills which will prepare you for both graduate school and real life, by giving you a competitive edge in a global market
  • study abroad through UE’s nationally-recognized study abroad program
  • work out your brain and your tongue
  • score better on standardized tests
  • multi-task, focus, and prioritize more efficiently
  • increase your salary by ten to fifteen percent simply by knowing a foreign language
  • keep your brain young

UE students have the option of studying several languages, including:

  • Latin

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