World Languages and Literatures

If you're interested in learning the language and exploring the culture of other countries, we have a wide range of choices for you.

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers courses in 10 languages with Bachelor of Arts degrees available in French, German and Spanish and minors available in Chinese Studies and Japanese Language and Culture.

Our list of language courses includes:

Arabic           Chinese          French            German          Italian

Japanese      Korean           Latin               Russian          Spanish   

Students who complete a major in a language with teaching certification will
be in high demand for jobs in education.

Learning a language can also enhance opportunities in other professions.
Companies based in the U.S. are doing business with foreign customers
in what has become a worldwide economy.

We invite you to go through our website for more details. If you would like
additional information, stop by our department in Room 475of the Mathematics, Education, and Psychology Center or send an e-mail request to


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Department move.

World Languages and Literatures is now located on the fourth floor of the Mathematics, Education, and Psychology Center (MP 475).   

Conversation Hours

Kaffeestunde, the German conversation hour, will meet in MEP 473, from 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays, beginning January 18.

Les Causeries, the French conversation hour, will meet in MEP 473, from 2:00 to 3:00 on the following Mondays: January 30, February 20, March 20, and April 17.

Japanese Language Conversation Table is sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Greater Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University.  Meets at Matsuya Japanese Restaurant, (7149 Manderlay Dr., Florence, KY) from 6:00-8:30, the third Tuesday of every month.


Read the research

Click here to see a list of studies compiled by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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