Languages and Cultures

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Welcome to the Department of Language and Cultures. Our programs and courses offer many opportunities for undergraduate study in one of eight languages. our department consists of 82 full-time faculty and part-time adjunct instructors, 2 office admins, 2 advisors and currently offer 5 majors and 8 minors. Our language Lab has 14 tutors to help in all eight languages.


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Let us help you find the right class. To schedule an Academic Advising appointment please call:

(801) 863-8518


  • "Practice makes perfect"-An ancient adage, but it is as true as ever. A language comes through lots and lots of practice. Use it in your daily life - take advantage of our wonderful tutors in our language lab.
  • Don't be embarrassed - Many people are reluctant to practice because they feel shy or are anxious about making mistakes. People will not mock you if you make an error - they will be pleased and impressed at your ability, however limited.
  • Have fun and enjoy the experience- If approached like a dull task, your study will not be effective and your motivation will weaken.
  • Customize your learning experience- Experiment until you find what works for you and your daily routine.
  • Use your language regularly- Failing to us it regularly can make it sluggish and rusty.
  • Be realistic- Set clear and realistic targets to learn.
  • New thinking- Learning a language also entails learning to understand other ways of thinking and doing things.
  • Immerse yourself- Expose yourself to target language as much as possible. Become a member of a language club and socialize.
  • Savor the culture- through books, music, films, audiobooks, etc.
  • Get a pen pal- enhance your skills and learn about local society & culture.


Speaker Armando Solorzano, University of Utah

This coming Wednesday at 7pm, Armando Solorzano from the University of Utah, author of We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe, Latinos in Utah will speak on "Latinos en Utah: Theology, Ethnicity, and Religion”. It will be in CB 511.

New Department website look and feel - check it out!

The language department website is ever changing and in the process of being remodeled. Every single page is being rebuilt, so we ask that you bear with us until we are finished. Broken links are being fixed and all other bells and whistles are currently being fixed ASAP. We are working hard to make it happen. Thanks!

Department Graduates’ Appreciation Dinner

Language graduates......Are you graduating this spring with a degree from the Languages & Cultures Department? Put this date on your calendar NOW!!!!!!! The Department of Languages and Cultures will send invitations to our annual celebration dinner honoring your achievement very soon! This is not to be missed!! Full-time faculty members present honors and gifts and a delicious dinner is served on your behalf. Plan to come celebrate with your instructors and professors who are so proud of you and your success! Congratulations!!!!! (EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY)