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The languages and cultures of Central and Northern Europe and of the Russian Federation play a significant role in today’s global world.

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The languages we teach are at the center of current events involving issues of immigration and migration, environmental movements, and transnational cultural exchange. Learning one of these languages will provide you with the tools to look at current and historical events through the lens of another culture and to analyze a number of timely issues.

We offer extensive language programs, with courses that range from beginning German, Russian, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish, to advanced (third-year) language, German media, and Business German. We also offer courses in historical languages, such as Old Norse and Middle-High German.

Known for exemplary teaching, our language program is ranked as one of the best in the country. Our language courses incorporate authentic cultural materials, such as movies, songs, texts, and websites. They'll provide you with a sound base in the grammar and vocabulary of the languages while deepening your understanding of the cultures associated with them.

Other languages, such as Polish, are sometimes offered through Courseshare. Check with the Language Center about current Courseshare offerings.

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