Immersing students in language and culture

Benefits of bilingualism

Find out more about the benefits of bilingualism and why it's a great idea to study and learn a second language.

Join the exhilarating community of peers who are well-traveled, culturally aware and who can speak multiple languages. The Department of World Languages and Literatures welcomes all students with prior knowledge of a second language or not and gives them the opportunity to converse and better understand others. A language degree opens up numerous career opportunities in a variety of fields where language skills and culture are valued. The Department of World Languages and Literatures helps students to master another language and immerses them in the culture of which they study. Students who graduate from the program are able to communicate effectively with indigenous people and are culturally aware of their behaviors.

Student projects

Student French website project

Check out French major Pedro Sebastian Rosales-Valenzuela's project he made for a business French class where he designed a whole website in French.

Student Spanish community project

Check out Spanish major Shirin Rahmanifar's video presentation for her Spanish Service Learning course where she describes the experience she had.

World Languages & Literatures news

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Natalia Cardillo passes examinations to be a Federally Certified Court Interpreter

Cardillo, an instructor of Spanish at the University, is one of seven Federally Certified Court Interpreters within the state of Nevada

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University of Nevada, Reno world languages faculty selected for Regents’ Advising Award

College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor Wilfredo de Ràfols earns NSHE system-wide honor

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College of Liberal Arts celebrates extraordinary achievements

The College of Liberal Arts recognized deserving individuals at annual awards ceremony