Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Marianne Bobick Memorial Scholarships
  • Cecilia Lee Scholarship
  • Gordon Watson Award
  • Joseph Tyler Award


Bachelor of Arts (teaching certification in grades P-12 available)
At a Glance

One of the best ways to make your liberal education count around the world is to study in our Foreign Languages department, which offers majors in French, Spanish and German. The classes are capped at 25 students and taught in the target language, so students really immerse themselves in all aspects of a foreign culture. The department also offers events in film and literature and study abroad programs in France, Costa Rica and Germany. Graduates have special opportunities for fellowships, as well as advanced programs in international business, governmental agencies and teaching. The world is truly your oyster!

Why should I choose UWG's Spanish program?
  • Graduates have gone on to present at state and national conferences, and one was awarded Most Promising New Teacher by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia. 
  • Faculty are active in national and international organizations and present and publish in a variety of disciplines.
  • Qualified faculty including native speakers of Spanish.
  • Diverse course listings in both Peninsular and Latin American literatures.
  • Linguistics offered.
  • Native speaker tutor hours every semester.
  • Opportunities for extracurricular with interest groups on campus like Latinos Unidos, Hispanic Club.
  • Low faculty-student ratio in upper-level classes.
  • Faculty active in interdisciplinary, film and cultural studies.
Are there any special opportunities available?
  • Study Abroad Program to Costa Rica for 6-credit hours.
  • Knowledgeable faculty regarding other study abroad opportunities.
  • Students may participate in the International Economic Affairs and Global Studies majors.
  • Summer and semester study abroad.
  • Opportunities to gain experience in rural, semi-rural and urban schools at all grade levels.
  • Opportunities to intern with teachers known at the state level in their field.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
  • Languages added to degrees in medical, business, education and other fields increases job options.
  • An acute need for foreign language teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • Many start working prior to the completion of their certification due to the critical shortage of language teachers.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
  • Spanish club
  • Language round-tables
  • Phi Sigma Iota Honorary
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Foreign Language Association of Georgia
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
  • Language lab with latest technology in audio/visual testing, listening comprehension
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
  • Latin American literature
  • Peninsular literature
  • Applied linguistics
  • Second language acquisition