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Languages Taught at UW-Madison

Please note that not every language is offered every term; see the list of 2014-15 Language Offerings.

Modern or Ancient and Classical

Modern Languages
Links are to the homepages of departments in which languages are taught

Akan-Twi

American Sign Language*

Arabic

Arabic, Colloquial

Azeri

Bengali

Burmese

Chinese

Czech

Danish

Dutch

English as a Second Language

Filipino

Finnish

French

German

Gujarati

Hebrew, Modern

Hindi

Hmong

Icelandic

Indonesian

Irish

Italian

Japanese

Javanese

Kazak

Khmer

Korean

Lao

Malayalam

Marathi

Norwegian

Ojibwe

Pashto

Pennsylvania German

Persian

Polish

Portuguese

Quechua

Russian

Serbo-Croatian

Sindhi

Sinhala

Spanish

Swahili

Swedish

Tamil

Telugu

Thai

Tibetan

Turkish

Urdu

Uzbek

Vietnamese

Yiddish

Yoruba

Yucatec Maya

Zulu

Several of these and other languages may also be studied as Non-credit Language Courses

Ancient and Classical Languages
Links are to the homepages of departments in which languages are taught

Anglo-Saxon

Aramaic

Canaanite

Classical Japanese

Gothic

Greek

Hebrew, Biblical

Latin

Medieval Latin

Middle Dutch

Middle English

Middle High German

Middle Low German

Occitan

Old Church Slavic

Old French

Old Frisian

Old High German

Old Norse

Old Portuguese

Old Saxon

Old Spanish

Ottoman Turkish/Chagatay

Pali

Sanskrit

Syriac

Ugaritic

 

*American Sign Language is currently offered during summer session instruction period by the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Enrollment is limited; please contact the Department Administrator, John Loeffelholz, (jloeffelholz@wisc.edu or 608-263-5860) for more information.

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Welcome, New Students!

Welcome to UW-Madison, a top university in language education and research!

Employers in all fields need people who can effectively communicate in languages other than English. UW-Madison regularly offers courses in overĀ 40 languages, from Arabic to Zulu.

Enroll in a language FIG, live in a language house, and take advatage of many more opportunities related to language study. Check out theĀ information for incoming students here.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Orientation Workshop for New Instructors
1:00-2:30 pm, Monday, August 25
9:00-11:00 am; 12:00-1:30 pm, Tuesday, August 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wednesday, August 27

All new instructors in departments of world languages, literatures and cultures are invited to participate in this annual orientation workshop. Contact your department to register. Learn more >


 

 


 

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