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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.

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World Languages Day

Come join in on the fun at World Languages Day, March 4-5 2016! Registration now open!

Language Placement

Some majors require foreign language credit hours. You might want to double major, add a minor, or take it to fulfill a personal interest. Students can earn up to 12 credit hours by taking a Credit By Exam (CBE).

WYO Signatures: Benefits of a Second Language

Foreign Languages Learning at UW
In Oct. 2015, Dr. Joy Landeira was interviewed for a Wyo Signatures segment. She discusses the importance of learning foreign languages.

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