Modern Foreign Languages

Picture of a storefront in Morlaix, France.

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mission Statement:

In keeping with the mission of Washburn University and the College of Arts and Sciences to provide a liberal education as a force for continual learning, the Department of Modern Languages seeks to prepare students to be linguistically competent and literate in the culture(s) of the countries studied. It offers majors and minors in French, German and Spanish as well as a one year (or two) in Chinese, Latin and Japanese, in order to meet the goals of our various constituencies. Thus, the Department aims to serve students who:

  • major or minor in a foreign modern language
  • must fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement (BA degree)
  • wish to combine foreign language with a professional program, e.g. business
  • plan to teach
  • plan to go on to graduate school
Please contact us with any questions!

Call the department during regular business hours at (785) 670-1714 or email the department secretary:

MFL Newsletters

Keep up with the activities of foreign language students and faculty by reading our yearly newsletter!

Summer 2011 NewsletterSummer 2010 NewsletterSummer 2009 Newsletter
MFL Annual Assessment Reports

Learn about the learning assessment criteria used by the department by reading our annual assessment reports:

Assessment Report 2010-11Assessment Report 2009-10Assessment Report 2008-09