Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

PCAL Modern Languages

Department of Modern Languages Russian Week Oct. 27-31r. Melissa Stewart with Spanish students in Coca, during the KIIS Spain II Study Abroad programLearn a FL during the Winter Term at WKUModern Languages Spring Games CelebrationLearning Arabic caligraphy during an Arabic classFaculty and students during the Bowling Green International FestivalDr. Ke Peng during the presentation of the new Chinese MajorSpanish major Kaitlyn Drew interweing Spanish writer Tina Escaja duringMelba Amador and Susann David with Molly Kaviar Chaz Arnold Society of Distinguished Graduates spring 2014

Dr. Melissa Stewart with Spanish students in Coca, during the KIIS Spain II Study Abroad program

Modern Languages Spring Games Celebration

Learning Arabic calligraphy during an Arabic class

Faculty and students during the Bowling Green International Festival

Yertty Vandermolen and Bonita Phelps at the WKU Glasgow Open House fall 2014

Dr. Ke Peng during the presentation of the new Chinese Major

Spanish major Kaitlyn Drew interweing Spanish writer Tina Escaja during

Melba Amador and Susann David with Molly Kaviar Chaz Arnold Society of Distinguished Graduates spring 2014

Department of Modern Languages

For information about the language requirement at WKU, click on Placement.

The Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Four semesters of Japanese are offered regularly, as are two semesters of Russian. Italian and Swahili are offered in some semesters.

Major/minor programs in Modern Languages are designed to support students in developing Advanced level language proficiency while acquiring cultural knowledge essential to achievement in their future careers. Many language majors choose a second major in a content discipline, thus enhancing their preparation for careers in education, international business, government, law, scientific investigation, nursing, social work, and tourism, among others.

 

Mission statement

Through coursework, experience abroad, and other cultural encounters, the Department of Modern Languages cultivates communicative skills and cultural awareness that prepare students at Western Kentucky University to be more knowledgeable and sensitive citizens of the local, regional, and global communities. The Department's purpose is to deliver high-quality language instruction based on nationally-recognized standards, and to contribute actively to cross-disciplinary international initiatives on campus. Our programs are designed to graduate majors and minors whose language skills provide them with enhanced opportunities for careers at the regional, national, and international levels and/or preparation for advanced study in language, literature, and culture.

 

 

 

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”

 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14