Some proficiency in a foreign language is often needed for international grants and fellowships for research and teaching. The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa is a wonderful resource for language learning. Languages offered include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and American Sign Language. Want to practice conversation in a foreign language informally? See the opportunities below.

Foreign Language Evaluations: Please see the list for UI faculty who serve as evaluators for the languages listed. Students seeking Foreign Language Evaluations for Fulbright and other grant applications for languages not listed should contact Center for Language and Culture Learning (CLCL) in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. These evaluations should be completed by a professional language teacher, preferably a university professor.

Want to practice a foreign language?

Conversation Hours are a great way to practice! You can find all of the ones offered by the Division of World Languages at Tutor Iowa. To learn more about Peer Tutoring and the Directed Independent Study (DiLs) program, check out the Peer Education Programs in the Center for Language and Culture Learning. The Directed Independent Language Study (DiLs) program offers learners three pathways to independent language study, including BTAA Course Share courses for credit, Mango Languages (an online platform at the Iowa City Public Library), or working with a native speaker. Contact to inquire about a conversation partner.