Questions about the Hmong program?
Contact Director of Hmong Language Instruction Bee Vang-Moua.
The Hmong language program in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is one of the first programs to teach language-accredited Hmong classes. It is a model program sought by numerous K–12 institutions of learning from all over the states as well as higher education programs in other universities. It is unique in its approach to language learning in that it utilizes all the different aspects of communication as the foundation, and incrementally imbeds culture as a base for building vocabulary.
Graduates of this program gain a deep understanding of the language and culture as well as fluency in reading, writing, and speaking. Students in the Hmong language program come from all walks of life, from the traditional student to working professionals interested in gaining further knowledge in Hmong language and culture.
Our program consists of three tracks ranging from beginning to advanced levels.
All three tracks follow the same curriculum alignment. Graduates from all three tracks learn the same materials, unique to each track and the teaching/delivery of materials. Graduates must pass the same levels of exams and are on track to take advanced Hmong, which is currently a third-year option for minors in Hmong and required for majors.