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Prospective1.pngPLACEMENT TESTS

Have you studied a Foreign Language prior to enrolling here at the University? Below is a link to our Placement Test Quick Reference Guide. This will explain where to take the test, what the score thresholds are and which course best suits your skill level!

Testing Quick Reference Guide v9

Prospective2.pngWHAT WE OFFER

The Department of Modern Languages offers one B.A., three minors, three certificates and eight languages! Please visit our Academics page to find a variety of information to help you choose which plan(s) or language fits you best.

Take a look at our offered languages and programs!

Prospective3.pngWHO TO CONTACT

We have a variety of faculty members who are ready to help you decide if the University of Akron is right for you!
Not sure who to contact? Feel free to e-mail our Administrative Assistant and she will find the best person to answer all your questions!

Department Contacts


Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. While abroad, you will develop critical thinking, decision-making and language skills, and increase inter-cultural, political and economic understanding.

One of our most popular trips is our summer study abroad program in Spain known as DISSTA: The Spanish Experience. We also have opportunities to study abroad in Italy or France!

Our students also gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.



Do you have prior experience with ASL and want to pursue it in college? Please contact Professor Kim Bass or visit their website to learn more!

Click here to visit the American Sign Language website.


Did you know if you were educated outside the U.S. and your schooling was conducted in another language, you are eligible for a language waiver!?

Learn more here!


The University of Akron has many scholarship opportunities for students. Please take a look to see if you qualify.
The scholarship page updates often so feel free to check back!

Scholarship opportunities