• Xochimilco, Mexico
  • Front entrance of the Institut De France
  • A walkway in Germany
  • Front entrance to the Good Wish Garden
  • Graduating students walking up the stairs.

Speak the World

Welcome, Bienvenido, Willkommen, Bienvenue, 欢迎, Benvenuto, ようこそ, Salve, χαῖρε

Castle in Germany

Academic Programs

Our department offers a variety of programs designed to increase global understanding and competence; foster awareness of international literature, music, and film; improve a student’s employment potential; sharpen cognitive and analytical skills; make travel more feasible and enjoyable; improve entry into graduate studies; and broaden knowledge of the past and other cultures while increasing a student’s understanding of their own language and culture.

Language Placement

For all language course levels, students must be placed into their appropriate level prior to registration.

Spanish translation book

What's Happening

closeup of hiking boots at edge of mountain lake
Dec. 1, 2022

From the E.T. Highway to the massive mines southwest of Elko to the shores of Lake Tahoe and back again, a cohort of Honors College students takes an enervating field trip around the state to see all the weird, wild, and wonderful that Nevada has to offer outside Las Vegas’ borders.

 

Senior Design Competition.
Nov. 30, 2022

Over 30 inventions addressing real-world problems will be on display Dec. 9 during the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.

UNLV signage surrounded by autumn leaves
Dec. 1, 2022

As part of the Top Tier 2.0 strategic plan, UNLV introduces a set of core values to help guide future actions and build a more welcoming, inclusive campus environment.

wild horse in Mt. Charleston Wilderness
Nov. 30, 2022

From the problems of feeding wild horses to new pet store ordinances, students explore moral issues related to animals.

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures is one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts.