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- 5000 N Willamette Blvd.
- Portland OR 97203
- fax: 503-943-8341
International Languages & Cultures: Welcome
The Department of International Languages and Cultures at the University of Portland offers a window to other cultures and is a gateway to the wider world. After the first year of instruction, students are well equipped for travel or study abroad. Second-year and upper division courses broaden communicative skills through continuing language instruction, conversation, literature, cinema and theater. Our faculty is committed to excellence while fostering an environment that makes language learning fun. Students can earn a minor or major in French Studies, German Studies or Spanish. We now offer beginning Chinese as a six-credit course. Experience with a second language is a key component of any degree program and makes our UP graduates more competitive in their chosen careers. We're here to help you go places!
Need help with learning your target language? Use a Hotline!
Help when you need it: Language assistants in the Learning Resource CenterThe ILC hires student language assistants to support students' participation in Chinese, French, German and Spanish classes. These assistants tutor students one on one and in groups, and they make recommendations on how student can improve their work. Students can contact language assistants by using our language assistance program hotlines. Give it a try, and you'll see an improvement in your language learning and skills!
I can tell you with no doubt that I would not have been offered my teaching position without Spanish."
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- University of Portland students awarded teaching assistantships in France
- Get involved in the German Culture Club!