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.
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 and intercultural competence.
- Expand and foster critical, analytical, and communicative skills.
- Attain cultural awareness, diverse perspectives, international experience, and 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.
- 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.
- Develop 11 vitall career skills through UE's nationally recognized study abroad program.
- Work out your brain.
- 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.
“Global Competence is a 21st Century Imperative” (2010), National Education Association, Education Policy and Practice Department, Washington, DC.
There are several foreign language pathways for UE students, including:
- French (minor)
- German (minor)
- Spanish (major) or Medical Spanish (major with concentration)
- Greek or Latin (minor in Classical Studies)
- Teaching English as a Second Language (minor)
- Intercultural Competency (certificate)
We offer basic through advanced language courses, culture courses, linguistic courses, TESL courses, literature, and Special Topic courses (on Lorca, on the Alps, on international film, on Diaspora, on animal representations etc.). Our study abroad programs not only offer you the chance to spend a semester or a summer immersed in French, Spanish, and/or German, but also the opportunity to learn another language of your choosing whether it be Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, Norwegian, or Wolof, etc.