• Xochimilco, Mexico
  • Front entrance of the Institut De France
  • A walkway in Germany
  • Front entrance to the Good Wish Garden
  • Graduating students walking up the stairs.

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

group of people watching woman present poster
Feb. 6, 2023

Faculty share teaching strategies and discuss new technology, like ChatGPT, at annual event.

six hikers in a row with mountain backdrop
Feb. 3, 2023

Experiential learning opportunities bring academics to life.

UNLV president Keith Whitfield at podium
Feb. 2, 2023

President Keith E. Whitfield emphasizes the ‘joy of learning’ as UNLV plans for future growth, modernizes learning strategies, and strengthens community and business connections.

group counseling session
Feb. 7, 2023

UNLV PRACTICE provides a training ground for Nevada's next generation of providers while also offering reduced-fee services to the community.



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