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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

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
Pause-café
French Conversation
1:00-3:00
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Kaffeestunde
German Conversation
12:30-1:45
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Tertulia
Spanish Conversation
12:00-2:00
Upstairs UCC

Film Series:

Celebrity Cultures of Spain and Latin America Film Series
Spanish Film Series
All films will be shown at 6:00pm in TLC 1200
February 12 March 24 April 9

La flor de mi secreto
(Pedro Almodóvar, 1995) with commentary by Dr. Jeffrey Zamostny

Narco Cultura
(Shaul Schwarz, 2013) with commentary by Dr. Betsy Dahms

Tacones lejanos
(Pedro Almodóvar, 1991) with commentary by Dr. Yvonne Fuentes
The Tournés Festival: New French Films on Campus
French Film Series
All films will be shown in Calloway Building 145
Feb. 4 6:00
Poulet aux prunes/Chicken with Plums
Feb. 9 5:30
Quai d'Orsay/The French Minister
Feb. 13 3:30
Ernest et Celestine/Ernest and Celestine
Feb. 17 6:00
L'image manquante/ The Missing Picture
Feb. 19 5:30
L'illusioniste/The Illusionist

Feb. 25 5:30
A bout de souffle/Breathless
East Germany in Film
All films are shown at 7:00pm in Humanities 134
February 12 April 2
Barbara
(Christian Petzold, 2012)
Ich war 19/ I was 19
(Konrad Wolf, 1968)

Come eat!

Stammtisch: Dinner gathering in German Panzón at La Salsa: Dinner gathering in Spanish
January 27 6:30 at The Alley Cat
March 5 6:30 at The Corner
April 9 6:30 at La Salsa
February 16
March 9
April 6