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Modern Languages

Mastering Foreign Language Skills

We offer classes in Spanish and Italian, with the option of majoring or minoring in Spanish. Our main goal is to help students to master the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. We also aid students in developing an appreciation for the culture, literature and fine arts of foreign countries. We strive to make it possible for every student to receive the best quality education by maintaining small class sizes and individual attention for each student.

Join us at Millikin University and enjoy the many ways we help students develop foreign language skills. Today's business environment and international culture demand mastery of a foreign language. Consider taking courses in language, while you major business, theatre, literature, or anything else that Millikin has to offer. What about taking a class in Argentina, Chile or the Dominican Republic? Come with us, and you will have one of the best experiences you could ever imagine!

  • Modern Languages

    In Millikin’s Modern Languages Department, you can master a foreign language while majoring in business, theatre, arts technology or anything else that Millikin has to offer. Small class sizes and immersive courses, along with study abroad opportunities will teach you languages and cultures that will lead you to exciting career paths.

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    • I am double majoring in Musical Theatre and Spanish and the connection between my majors is exciting. I've researched how Broadway adapts Latin American theatre and explored the performance of Spanish radio dramas on a live radio show. The Modern Languages Department has given me more opportunities than I could've imagined, and I can't wait to continue my education in graduate school.
    — Lydia Burke, Class of '17
  • Programs of Study

    • Spanish


      The Spanish program is guided by a set of learning goals that drive our decisions and actions related to teaching and program management.
    • Spanish Minor

      Spanish Minor

      A foreign language minor will broaden your job prospects and help you develop a more well-rounded education.
  • Make it Millikin: Angela Arnold, Class of 2022

    Millikin University student Angela Arnold has found her calling in international affairs. Her involvement in an array of opportunities at Millikin have helped shape her future. Through an internship in Washington, D.C., and a job-shadowing experience in South Korea, Arnold is well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming a foreign service officer.

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