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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, winner of the Board of Regents 2002 Award for Most Internationalized Academic Unit in the Georgia University System.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures educates students to become better global citizens through instruction in foreign language, literature, film and culture. Through this study, students gain further knowledge of their own language and culture and are able to make informed cultural comparisons.

We offer language, literature, film and culture courses in French, German, and Spanish.

Our Vision:

Our aim is to become a top destination for students in the state of Georgia and beyond who are passionate about foreign languages and cultures, and who seek to engage critically with questions of diversity, multiculturalism, and globalization as they manifest themselves in a variety of countries, languages, and cultural artifacts. We endeavor to make contact between and among cultures a daily reality for the general community at the University of West Georgia and to thus enhance multicultural and global awareness and sensitivity.

Get Involved

Weekly Conversation Sessions:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
French Conversation
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Kaffeestunde
German Conversation
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Tertulia
Spanish Conversation
Upstairs UCC

Special Events:

French Skills at Work: Informational Session for Students
Date: Wednesday September 24, 2014
Place: UWG Campus Center Ballroom 108.1
Time: 12-2 pm

Have you wondered about how you could use your knowledge of French to work in another country? Do you have questions about different career options that would let you put your French to use? Do you want to gain international experience through Study Abroad or international volunteer programs?

Then this is the informational session is for you! The French program at the University of West Georgia is delighted to host representatives from several career, academic, and volunteer organizations who will be available to answer your questions about how French has enhanced their professional and personal lives. Among the many participants coming to this informational session are: The Peace Corps, professional translators and interpreters, The French Consulate, The Center for Disease Control, Georgia State, UWG’s International Services and Programs, faculty from UWG’s French and Teacher Certification programs, and students of French at UWG.

This informational will take place on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the UWG Campus Center Ballroom 108.1 from 12-2 pm.

We hope to see you there!

For any additional information, please contact Dr. Lisa Connell (

Film Series:

Words and Worlds Film Series
Spanish Film Series
All films will be shown at 6:00pm in TLC 1200
September 15 October 20 November 19

Memorias de subdesarollo/Memories of Underdevelopment
(Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1967) with commentary by Dr. Gael Guzman-Medrano

Sin Nombre/Nameless
(Cary Fukunaga, 2009) with commentary by Dr. Betsy Dahms

(Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010) with commentary by Dr. Julia Farmer
German Film Series
October 8, 7:00pm in Humanities 134 November 15, 1:30 pm in Cobb Hall 130

Auf der Anderen Seite/The Edge of Heaven
(Fatih Akin, 2009)

Almanya: Wilkommen in Deutschland/ Almanya: Welcome to Germany
(Yasemin Samderelei, 2011)

Come eat!

Stammtisch: Dinner gathering in German Panzón at La Salsa: Dinner gathering in Spanish
September 16, 7:00pm at La Salsa
October 20, 7:00pm at The Corner
November 20, 7:00pm at The Alley Cat
September 10
October 15
November 12