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Department of Modern Languages

p>When it comes to world language study, WKU students have many choices! The department offers major/minor programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

Students can also take two years of Japanese and two years of Russian. Russian language study can lead to a minor in Russian and East European Studies. 

Empower your educational experience at WKU continuing with the language you have already studied, or by learning a new language!

Check all your options here!

Looking for answers? Just get in touch with us!

Department of Modern Languages

  • 270-745-2401 Fax 270-745-6859
  • modern.languages@wku.edu
  • 251 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
    1906 College Heights Blvd. # 31029
    Western Kentucky University
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029

Department Head:
Dr. Laura McGee

Coordinators for major/minor programs:
Arabic: Dr. David DiMeo
Chinese: Dr. Ke Peng
French: Dr. Karin Egloff
German: Dr. Laura McGee
Spanish: Dr. Inmaculada Pertusa

Contacts for other languages:
Russian: Ekaterina Myakshina
Japanese: Joe Ertl
Korean: Dr. Laura McGee

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 Last Modified 11/2/18