Modern Language

Discover the world!

Foreign language studies not only enhances one's life personally and professionally, but it can broaden our appreciation and understanding of the world, including our own native language and culture.  Knowing a foreign language can help prepare students in our everchanging multicultural world.  Combining foreign language skills with other areas such as business, journalism, teaching, nursing, social work, will open up many more career opportunities. 

Our international faculty and staff are experts in areas of foreign language pedagogy, literature, linguistics, and world cultures, past and present!

  • We offer the following academic programs:
    • Major - Spanish
    • Minor - German and Spanish
    • Interdisciplinary minor - Asian Studies
    • Beginning and intermediate courses - Spanish, Chinese and Japanese
  • Study abroad is an important component of our program, and many study abroad opportunities are available for students through UWRF as well as other UW System campuses.
  • There is an active club for each language, which encourages faculty-student interaction and takes advantage of the cultural diversity of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • Our multimedia language lab contains digital resources for language students, including high-speed Internet connectivity available for student use, language-specific CD-ROM software for language practice, foreign language videos, language dictionaries, and many other language resources.
Student Achievements

Congratulations to Lizzy Bunnell and Jonathan Heiniger who were inducted into the College Chapter of the Japanese National Honor Society in April of 2021. Recipients must have completed five semesters of Japanese language study earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the language classes, hold an overall GPA of 3.0, and be nominated by an instructor.

     nathan heidiger lizzy bunnell

Considering a career in foreign language?  Click here for a long list of career possibilities!

Contact Us

Department of Modern Language
284 Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
College of Arts and Sciences

Mailing address:
Modern Language Department
University of Wisconisn - River Falls
410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022 US

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