• 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

Graduates seated in red caps and gown during a previous UNLV commencement
May. 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

portrait of woman
May. 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

May. 28, 2020

UNLV Spanish professor Deborah Arteaga volunteers to provide valuable medical interpretation services to under-served patients.

view of UNLV building with city in background
May. 27, 2020
The university recognizes faculty and student for their work to improve the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans.

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