A Whole New World of Opportunities

The Department of Languages prepares students to become informed global citizens by allowing them to explore different world views and concepts through immersion experiences in the classroom, community, and abroad, and fostering an appreciation for the changing and increasingly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual living environments. We help students develop and refine their critical and analytical skills, which will allow them to consider a diversity of perspectives and make sound decisions as they embark on their careers.

Learn what you can do with a degree in Languages

 The Department of Languages

The interdependency of today’s world makes the need for cross-cultural understanding and communication crucial. The Department of Languages’ mission is to provide excellent language instruction, from elementary to various levels of spoken and written proficiency together with cultural literacy in American Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish, and to promote a comprehensive understanding of cultural diversity in Alaska, the U.S., and the world. 

Language Tutoring


Languages Students and Faculty in the News!

News Stories

  • Ioana Lobontiu and Megan Green

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    Two UAA language grads head off to the land of Fullbrights, adding to UAA's total of 15

  • Nicole Willson

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    Passion for Spanish, mentoring motivates UAA Fulbright scholar Nicole Willson

  • Matthew Newkirk

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    UAA Alumnus Kohl Keil Heads to Germany with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

  • japanese backpack

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    Dr. Hiroko Harada Solves the Case of the Mysterious Japanese Backpack!

  • Dr. Masanovic Courtney and Governor

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    UAA Department of Languages honored with Governor's North Star Award


Learn more about the prestigious awards our Languages majors and minors receive!

Academic Advising

You are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, as well as any other faculty members concerning your course of study at UAA. 

For advising about the Languages program, please contact:

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Erin Day
(907) 786-1357
ADM 101R

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