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  • Chinese
  • Critical Languages and International Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In today's global economy, the ability to communicate in languages other than one's own has become an increasingly valuable asset sought after by employers across the public and private sectors. Our substantive programs prepare students for research, translation, linguistics, literary studies, teaching, and business.

The Department of Modern Languages (MODL) offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

On the undergraduate level, The Department of Modern Languages has programs for a Bachelor of Arts in French or Spanish, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Languages and International Studies in Chinese, German, or Russian.

Students may earn a Certificate in Localization and Translation in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, or Russian, or a Certificate in Translation Studies in Spanish.

Students may pursue a Minor in all languages offered by The Department of Modern Languages.

On the graduate level, students can earn a Master's in Modern Languages with concentration in French or Spanish.


The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in Spanish to begin August 2015. The candidate should be a specialist in translation or have demonstrated experience or interest in that field, as well as a commitment to research. Candidates with experience and/or interest in the field of medical translation will be given priority. Secondary area of specialization in Spanish is open, but experience in interpreting, localization, digital humanities, online instruction, Spanish for the professions, and a language other than English or Spanish (such as French) is welcome.

The successful candidate will teach Spanish translation courses in the fields of general, legal, business, medical, technical and scientific translation, as well as courses in the fundamentals of medical and health care translation. There will also be opportunities to teach courses in Spanish interpreting, and upper-level and graduate courses in literature and culture. A Ph.D. in Spanish or Translation Studies at the time of appointment is required, as well as strong leadership skills.

Application should include cover letter, CV, transcripts and three letters of recommendation, and be sent to: Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo, Chair of Search Committee, University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Modern Languages, P.O. Box 19557, Arlington, TX 76019. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.


Study abroad to broaden your horizons! The Department of Modern Languages has short-term (5 week) study abroad programs in France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, and Spain. We encourage all of our students to take advantage of our programs abroad or, for longer term stays, programs affiliated with UTA. This is an invaluable opportunity to hone your language skills and immerse yourself in another culture and earn 6 credit hours.

Click on the Study Abroad link on the language page that interests you.