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The number of world languages taught at UW-Stevens Point.
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The number of scholarships available to students in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

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Assistant Professor
Professor Thomas Leek teaches courses in German language, literature and culture, and is writing about Middle High German romance Mai und Beaflor and Middle High German Chronicle of Emperors. Research interests include medieval literature and folklore.

Expand your global opportunities through World Languages and Literatures at UW-Stevens Point

Learn to conduct business overseas. Teach English to non-native speakers. Educate high school students in world languages. Translate or interpret for a living. Enjoy a broader view of the world. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of World Languages and Literatures can help you begin or continue studies in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, including their literatures and cultures. We can open the world to your education and career. Let us show you how.

Faculty, facilities and programs

Our department consists of 11 faculty and staff members — three in French, three in German, four in Spanish and one in Chinese. We maintain a computerized Language Laboratory and Materials Center in the Collins Classroom Center. Plus, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, we offer semester long language immersion programs in Caen, France; Marburg, Germany; and Valladolid, Spain. Students of Spanish may also choose the summer program in Oaxaca, Mexico.

World Languages and Literatures offers majors and minors in French, German and Spanish, as well as minors in teaching English as a Second Language and comparative literature. In addition to traditional language majors, majors with a concentration in culture studies are also available in French, German and Spanish.  A concentration in French, German and Spanish is offered for business majors. Teacher certification is offered in French, German, Spanish and English as a second language. 

Post-graduate opportunities

Students with high proficiencies in languages, experience studying abroad and expertise in a second field have promising employment opportunities. Some recent graduates have worked for European companies with North American branches, with airlines, and as bilingual customer service representatives and international account auditors. 

Students with teacher certification in foreign languages are expected to enjoy excellent placement rates during the next 10 years, as many current teachers are expected to reach retirement. Recently, the job-placement rate in foreign-language teaching and English as a second language has been close to 100 percent.