Where is the FLL office?

Our main administrative offices are located in Ortega Hall, Room 229. Ortega Hall is located just southwest of Zimmerman Library. We are on the second floor, directly across from the Spanish & Portuguese Department. Most faculty offices are located in Ortega Hall on the third floor.

Please check the FLL contact page for specific faculty or staff.

Department of FLL office hours?

Our office hours are Mon to Fri 8 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-5 PM.

Do you teach Spanish and Portuguese languages?

No. Spanish and Portuguese languages have a separate department at UNM. They are located in Room 235 in Ortega Hall. Their contact number is 505-277-5907.

Why should I study a foreign language? Doesn't everyone speak English?

You will enhance your employability, regardless of your major, in this tight job market. Moreover, one in five jobs in USA depends upon foreign trade and English doesn't help much when you are selling abroad. Foreign language skills will increase both your cognitive and occupational flexibility in a future job market. See our career page.

What languages and degrees are offered in FLL?

We teach Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Russian Languages. The degrees we offer are B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.

Language Degree Options
Arabic No Major or Minor
Chinese No Major or Minor
Languages Major & Minor
Classics Major & Minor
Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies (CL/CS) Major & Minor
East Asian Studies Major
French Major & Minor
German Major & Minor
Italian Only Minor
Japanese Only Minor
Russian Major & Minor
Language Degree Options
Classics Masters of Arts
Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies (CL/CS) M.A. & Ph. D.
French M.A. & Ph. D.
German Masters of Arts

What is the B.A. in Languages?

It is an interdisciplinary major offered through the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures in conjunction with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics. To learn more, visit the FLL Undergraduate Languages Program page.

Should I take the degree option to learn a language?

No. You can learn a language by taking the basic courses. The best way to know the type of course to be taken to learn a language is by speaking to a language advisor. CLICK HERE For a list of advisors

If I can learn a language without a degree, why go for the degree?

If you go for the degree option, you'll undoubtedly gain information and skills that you'll use for the rest of your life, no matter what career you choose. With a degree, it will enable you to:

  • Express your thoughts clearly in speech and in writing.
  • Grasp abstract concepts and theories.
  • Increase your understanding of the world and its community.

Where can I obtain additional info about foreign languages or the international program?

Feel free to contact the main office. For students who are majoring in a foreign language, the best way to learn more is to contact the assigned advisor for each language. CLICK HERE For a list of advisors

If I have other questions, who do I ask?

Please contact the main FLL office. We look forward to hearing from you!