Department of Classical and Modern Languages

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The Department of Classical and Modern Languages offers instruction in eleven languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

Students are encouraged to continue their language studies in a foreign country. Through our affiliation with the Kentucky Institute for International Study, our students can participate in study abroad programs all over the world.

Foreign languages are not just for teachers and interpreters. Immersing yourself in another language and its culture is the best way to join today’s global community.

Becoming bilingual is not only personally enriching, but it will also open up new job opportunities. For many employers, your ability to communicate with new partners and clients will be just as important as your primary skills.

Possible career areas include: government, social services, education, library, scientific fields, travel and tourism, business and communication.

Want to satisfy the language requirement without taking a foreign language course? Consider taking the CLEP exam! Earn up to 12 credits in French, German, or Spanish.
Find out how to take the CLEP exam on UofL's campus.

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). 
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Please refer questions about the website to Manuel F. Medina, manuel.medina (@)