Communication is the key to the world
Order a latte at a Parisian café in perfect French. Cheer at a packed stadium in Madrid for your favorite fútbol team in passionate Spanish. Teach German to the next generation of the world. In a global society where roughly 5.4 billion people do not speak English, studying an additional language helps create endless possibilities for your future. Not only will having the ability to communicate with people from diverse cultures, heritages and backgrounds benefit you professionally, but you will be enriched personally.
The department of languages offers a variety of majors, minors, certificates and courses in 11 different languages taught by faculty from nine countries. All of our programs help you develop a practical usage of your choice language and you will be strongly encouraged to try out your new skills in a native-speaking country through an immersion experience.
That could be you
When you become a Blugold, you'll have the opportunity to fill your photo album with life-changing moments. Picture yourself presenting research at a national conference, having fun at a student org event or taking a trip to another part of the country or world to practice your language skills. These are just a few examples of the kinds of opportunities Blugolds get to experience during their time at UW-Eau Claire.
"The languages department at UWEC provides students with unique opportunities to work with native speaking professors, conduct research, study abroad and be prepared for life after college."
— Jim | Russian and Spanish
Giving back while learning
Blugolds who study languages have a unique chance to learn while giving back to the Eau Claire community. Bilingual Beginnings is a summer immersion camp that allows students from the languages department to teach French, German, Japanese and Spanish to first- through fourth-graders. Listen to what Blugolds have to say about this invaluable experience.
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