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Business Language Resources

University of Washington students have the opportunity to enhance or develop foreign language skills by enrolling in a UW foreign language course, either during the academic year or in one of the summer intensive programs. There are over 40 languages offered at the University of Washington. For a complete list visit the UW Course Catalog.

Language Programs and ResourcesForeign Language Conversation Groups

Language Programs and Resources

The UW currently offers several Business Language courses, including SPAN 313 Business Communication in Spanish, Business Language Development Grants, and Resources for Business Language Students.

Business Language Grants for Faculty – In an effort to foster language skills for business purposes, the Global Business Center offers grants to support business language course or module development in current UW foreign language programs.

Language Diplomas – Language proficiency at the 3rd year university-level is a key component of the undergraduate CISB program, and many students exceed this minimum requirement. The Global
Business Center works to support Foster School students in obtaining language certification through internationally recognized language exams. Contact uwciber@uw.edu for more information regarding language diploma funding.


Foreign Language Conversation Groups
– Foreign Language Conversation groups are offered on- and off-campus to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the public to practice and use foreign languages.

Overseas Intensive Summer Language Programs

Conversation Groups

Foreign Language Conversation groups are offered on- and off-campus to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the public to practice and use foreign languages.

You can contact the language departments directly via email by clicking the links below:
Asian Languages – Chinese, Japanese, Korean asianll@uw.edu
Slavic Languages & Literature – Russian slavicll@uw.edu
Germanics – uwgerman@uw.edu
Spanish/Portuguese Department – spsuw@uw.edu
French/Italian Department – frenital@uw.edu
Scandinavian Studies – uwscand@uw.edu

Russian
Czech
German
Spanish
French
Swedish
Dutch