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Modern and Classical Languages|College of Arts & Sciences

Modern & Classical Languages

MCL:  A Vital Link to Your Future

  • Being Bilingual. There are many advantage to knowing a second language. Step up and become a vested citizen of the world!
  • Affordability. Tuition at UW for out-of-state students is lower than in-state tuition at most U.S. universities.
  • Low student-teacher ratio. We offer the intimacy of the world's most exclusive classrooms, for a fraction of the tuition cost. Our courses are small and typically range from 5 to 25 students.

Learn a 2nd language! See the world!

21st-century skills require at least two languages.
The Department of Modern & Classical Languages will help you master your second language, or third or fourth.
Don't delay. Get started now and enjoy the benefits of being multilingual.
Interested?  Learn more About Us!


M.A. in French, German, Spanish

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The M.A. in French, German, and Spanish offers generous teaching assistantships. Tuition waivers and other scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Graduate Teaching Assistants teach 3 courses per academic year (2 courses one semester, and 1 course the other semester). The program prepares students for success in the professional world and/or a Ph.D. program.


RMMLA - Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, one of six independent regional branches of the Modern Language Association, is a non-profit, professional organization, established in 1947 to promote critical inquiry, teaching, and research in the fields of languages, literatures, and the humanities by holding a convention every fall for the presentation and discussion of research in these and related fields, and by regularly publishing a print and an electronic scholarly journal, The Rocky Mountain Review.  Members come from the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. and Canada, as well as from several other states, provinces and countries.                      

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