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Languages and Cultures



Languages and Cultures


CB 306




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Bryan Eldredge

Chair UVU Email:


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.


Languages and Cultures

  • Advising: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-7629
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Bryan Eldredge, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: 801- 863-8529
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Walter Temple, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5650
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  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
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The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Saturday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one or in groups, and watching videos. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257.


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