Main Departmental Office
Language Building, Room 101
1155 Union Circle #311127
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.worldlanguages.unt.edu
Marijn S. Kaplan, World Languages Chair
Samuel Manickam, Spanish Chair
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers students instruction that enables them to understand, speak, read and write the language chosen for study. Further, the department helps students to gain, through the use of these tools, a knowledge of the country where the language is spoken and, as a result of this knowledge, to gain an understanding of the people themselves.
The department’s place in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is based on the effective performance of the task of creating a climate of understanding between peoples separated by linguistic and cultural barriers. The department maintains and promotes a strong program of studies in French, Spanish and German, furnishing the appropriate courses in language, literature, culture and pedagogy.
Prior to enrollment in a foreign language course, a student who has earned high school credit for foreign language or who has acquired language skills will be required to take an examination to determine appropriate enrollment. Based on the results of the examination and if credit is desired, the student will pay a fee for the posting of 3–12 hours of credit corresponding to credit earned in courses 1010–2050. Students will be required to enroll for their first language course at UNT according to the course level indicated by the results of the examination. Any questions should be directed to the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Study abroad program in Germany
Students majoring, minoring or just wanting to complete their foreign language requirement abroad can participate in a faculty-led program offered every other year and study in Freiburg, Germany: Five-week summer session.
Study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain
Students majoring, minoring or just wanting to complete their foreign language requirement abroad can participate in any of these three faculty-led programs:
- Study in Puebla, Mexico: Five week summer session.
- Study in Valencia, Spain: Five week summer session at AIP Institute.
- Study in San José, Costa Rica: Five-week summer session at Veritas University.
- Study in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Three-week Maymester Session
Contact the departmental office for additional information.
Bilingual Education concentration
Interested students should consult with the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education for further information.
Unless otherwise noted, all program courses in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures are taught in the specific language of the corresponding program.