Studying Language at UChicago – Fall 2020

The Language Center is here to help you find the languages you need to enhance your studies–and the languages you didn’t know you needed.

For a full list of languages offered at UChicago in a typical year, visit Each link will take you to a page with more information about that language, or you can email the language’s advising contact with questions.

In this Welcome video, the director of the Language Center talks about opportunities for language study at UChicago and how it can enhance your academic and professional careers.

For testimonial videos from language students and instructors, visit our Media page.

Have general questions about language study or UChicago language requirements? Contact Cathy Baumann, Language Center Director, at

Have questions about language assessments or Foreign Language Proficiency Certifications? Visit the Office of Language Assessment website or contact

NOTE ABOUT PLACEMENT EXAM RESULTS: If you completed an online placement exam after the July 17th deadline, your results will not appear on your transcript.  Please contact the placement coordinator in the language to obtain your results.  College students who are not first-years and graduate students should also contact the placement coordinators about their results.  If you are interested in a language without an online placement exam, contact the Language Advising contact in that language.