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The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington is a community of engaged faculty, passionate students, and dedicated staff.

One of the most diverse departments in Liberal Arts, Modern Languages offers an exciting array of programs in eight languages that complement UTA’s objectives regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Furthermore, our award-winning faculty and staff work to ensure student success through high-impact practices, research, and scholarship. We also strengthen collaborations with communities, lead in creativity and innovation, and enhance the visibility and impact of the university via global engagement. In short, we advance the university’s Strategic Plan 2025: Bold Solutions | Global Impact.

Our world-class academic and career-focused offerings include the biennial Cultural Constructions conference and the annual Career Fair, as well as a variety of cultural events each year featuring both national and international speakers.

Graduates from Modern Languages excel at career opportunities in the language services industry, education, the media, business, government, health, legal, and social services, as well as the cultural heritage sector.

Modern Languages also offers scholarship opportunities to students. In addition, the Charles T. McDowell Center for Global Studies provides significant funding to study and conduct research internationally.


Our mission is to transform lives through language and culture by providing high-impact experiences to our students, our community, and our partners.


We envision a nation in which every American benefits from language learning and intercultural understanding, and every community recognizes the value of other languages and cultures.

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Our Spanish Writing and Translation Community Center (SWTCC) provides support to students who seek assistance on their writing assignments for their Spanish courses.

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