Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”Charlemagne/Karl der Große
Learn about our exchange program with University of Malaga.
Why choose to major or minor in another language? Or, to put it differently, can’t Google Translate, ChatGPT, and emerging AI options save you time and effort with a similar outcome?
Language faculty “teach…not just the vocabulary or rules of a particular language, but the tools of intellectual humility and cultural exchange.” (Blum-Sorenson)
- Grow. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing in another language “requires an awareness of and curiosity about a plurality of perspectives, as well as a recognition of the limitations of one’s own knowledge…..” (Blum-Sorensen)
- Cultivate global citizenship and intercultural competence.
- Develop, Expand and foster critical, analytical, and communicative skills.
- Benefit from active learning in class, abroad, and through domestic and international experiential learning opportunities.
- Develop 11 vital career skills through UE's nationally recognized study abroad program.
- Increase your salary by ten to fifteen percent simply by knowing a foreign language.
- Multi-task, focus, and prioritize more efficiently.
- Score better on standardized tests.
- Work out your brain.
“Global Competence is a 21st Century Imperative” (2010), National Education Association, Education Policy and Practice Department, Washington, DC.
UE students have the option of studying several languages, including:
Degree/career options include:
- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish or Spanish with a Medical Spanish Concentration
- Bachelor of Science Spanish Education
- Minors in French, German, and Spanish
- Minor in Classical Studies
- TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language
Room 350, Olmsted Administration Hall