Department of Classical and Modern Languages

REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE: All offices are OPEN. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty & staff are working remotely. For assistance, please see the faculty and staff contact pages or email languages@louisville.edu. 

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages joins President Neeli Bendapudi and Dean David Owen in standing with the Black community.  We are committed to educating ourselves and others about the important anti-racism work that we must carry out in order to bring an end to the pandemic of dehumanizing injustice and racism perpetuated by white supremacy.

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Student Guide

Foreign languages are not just for teachers and interpreters. Immersing yourself in another language and its culture is the best way to participate in today's global community. Through language learning, you'll learn to see the rest of the world with new eyes and get a fresh perspective on your home country.

Foreign languages provide personal enrichment and expanded career opportunities. Language learning grants the ability to travel and enjoy diverse communities, their art, their food and their ways of life. Knowing a foreign language lets you connect to the world like never before.

For many employers, your ability to communicate with partners and clients abroad will be just as important as your primary skills. In fields as diverse as business, law, medicine, government service and communication, a second language and experience abroad can give you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

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.

Modern Languages

Bingham Humanities RM. 332

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

MON-FRI:
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Phone

TEL (502) 852-6687

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