Our language experts in French, German, and Spanish plus our small classes will get you on your way to language and cultural proficiency.

Knowing languages strengthens other programs including:


• Business

• Education

• The Arts

• Social Sciences


Many graduate schools require second language competency. Build on what you already know or start from scratch. We have study abroad

and internships in every language.  To explore the possibilities of study, click here.

For more information about Modern Languages, call (503) 838-9541

or click on the above Modern Language links.



Modern Languages

Department Chair: Dr. Patricia Giménez | e-mail: gimenezp@wou.edu | phone: 503-838-9541 | fax: 503-838-8056 | location: BELL 305