• Xochimilco, Mexico
  • Front entrance of the Institut De France
  • A walkway in Germany
  • Front entrance to the Good Wish Garden
  • Flags in front of of a building

Speak the World

Welcome, Bienvenido, Willkommen, Bienvenue, 欢迎, Benvenuto, ようこそ, Salve, χαῖρε

Castle in Germany

Academic Programs

Our department offers a variety of programs designed to increase global understanding and competence; foster awareness of international literature, music, and film; improve a student’s employment potential; sharpen cognitive and analytical skills; make travel more feasible and enjoyable; improve entry into graduate studies; and broaden knowledge of the past and other cultures while increasing a student’s understanding of their own language and culture.

Language Placement

For all language course levels, students must be placed into their appropriate level prior to registration.

Spanish translation book

What's Happening

UNLV graduate seated with decorated cap
May. 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

gallery reception
Mar. 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

woman in red dress in crowd
Jun. 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

May. 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures is one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts.