Welcome to the Department of Languages and Linguistics at UTEP! 

The Department of Languages and Linguistics is committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship that prepares students to fully understand the nature, importance and multiple roles of language, literature, and culture.  We offer undergraduate degrees and minors in Spanish, French, and Linguistics and a master's degree in Spanish and Linguistics. We also have a minor in Translation and Interpretation and a graduate certificate in Bilingual Professional Writing. In addition to Spanish and French, we have an ever-expanding menu of language courses--Portuguese, Italian, German, Latin, Arabic, Persian and Hebrew. Many of our graduates go on to successful careers in primary, secondary and post-secondary education, in law and law enforcement, in business, and in government.  Others utilize their training here in pursuing terminal degrees and a successful academic career in research and teaching. 

We recognize our significant responsibility to serve the El Paso and surrounding communities. Indeed, our location on the U.S.-Mexico border makes for an ideal place not only to study but also to experience daily realities about language acquisition and cultural diversity. The Department of Languages and Linguistics reaches out to the Paso del Norte community through public lectures, conferences and other events. 

These are just a few of the things that make the Department of Languages and Linguistics an exciting place to be and to study. Please click on any of the accompanying links to learn more about us. 

Maria-Socorro Tabuenca