Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
Our location in one of the country's most spectacularly beautiful and culturally diverse landscapes allows us to make a unique contribution to the study of world cultures.
In addition to teaching Arabic, Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese, we also house the program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Read more.
UNM's World Language Expo
March 5, 2016 9 am - 1pm, UNM Ortega Hall
The World Language Expo brings hundreds of New Mexicans together to share their experience of the world. Look for a preliminary Expo schedule here beginning Feb. 11. It will continue to be updated until March 2. Contact Rosie Hutchinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
Why should I acquire a second language?
A very strong reason is to enhance your employability. Foreign language skills increase your cognitive and occupational flexibility.
Additionally, communication within the global community is becoming increasingly important. Language is "the medium that makes communication with others in the social environment possible."
Many opportunities exist for the use of additional language skills in careers such as Medicine, Law, etc. See our career page.