“We have strong evidence today that studying a foreign language has a ripple effect, helping to improve student performance in other subjects.” – Richard Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education under Bill Clinton

Achieve a different, broader vision of life by studying a second language. Western Michigan University offers foreign language instruction through two departments:

Department of Spanish

WMU students in Spain.







Department of World Languages and Literatures

Study Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Latin.