The University of Iowa

Foreign Language Resources

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, Czech, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, 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 below 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 those individual foreign language departments in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. These evaluations should be completed by a professional language teacher, preferably a university professor.

Faculty Foreign Language Evaluators

Arabic

Contact: yasmine-ramadan@uiowa.edu

American Sign Language

Contact: asl-program@uiowa.edu

Chinese

Contact: helen-shen@uiowa.edu

French

Contact: ana-m-rodriguez@uiowa.edu

German

Contact: bruce-spencer@uiowa.edu

Italian

Contact: cinzia-blum@uiowa.edu

Japanese

Contact: yumiko-nishi@uiowa.edu

Korean

Contact: sang-seok-yoon@uiowa.edu

Portuguese

Contact: cris-lira@uiowa.edu 

Russian


Contact: irina-kostina@uiowa.edu

Spanish

Contact: judith-liskin-gasparro@uiowa.edu

Swahili

Contact: blandina-giblin@uiowa.edu

Want to Practice a Foreign Language?

There are many opportunities, usually known as "conversation hours" -please check with the Division of Foreign Languages for updates:

https://dwllc.uiowa.edu/about