Foreign Language Department

Foreign Language Department faculty

What foreign language courses would you like to take in the 2019 summer or fall semesters?

Foreign Language Overview

Explore the world through our Foreign Language Department! Our professors have training in a foreign language and experience in Second Language Acquisition. All have world-class experience traveling to the countries that are represented in the different languages we teach. We provide courses on world cultures, film, and literature in translation that can be used to fulfill a foreign language requirement, area studies requirement, or a course elective. 

Language, culture, study abroad and service learning courses in the department meet general education requirements for the areas of Diversity and Culture and Humanities, Literature or Historical Perspectives. Courses in the American Sign Language Certificate meet general education requirements for the areas of Diversity and Culture and Social Sciences.


Department Current News


Professor Page and Dr. Roig-Torres

Congratulations, Dr. Page

Professor Debbie Page (second from left) graduated with her PhD in German Studies on August 3rd, 2018.  Congratulations, Dr Page!

Professor Page and Dr. Roig-Torres

Welcome to the Academy

Professor Teresa Roig-Torres was inducted into UC’s Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning. There is a thorough interview process and several criteria that are required to be named a Fellow. A few key points are that you must show significant and extended contributions to excellence in scholarly teaching and student learning. Teresa will be recognized at the All-University Faculty Awards Celebration on April 17 at 3:00 pm in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center.

 Dean Robin Lightner and Dr. Angie Woods

Professor Angie Woods wins the UCBA 2017 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Dr. Angie Woods has developed quite a reputation for providing extraordinary service to our college, the university and her community. She launched service learning courses in the Foreign Language Department and coordinates a service learning project where students in the intermediate Spanish language courses tutor students in beginning Spanish classes. She serves as director of our Spanish Study Abroad Program and routinely incorporates community service into the program, including a project where students engaged with children in an orphanage in Costa Rica. In the community, Dr. Woods has volunteered for years at the Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center, which serves Spanish-speaking immigrants. She also assists other organizations, including the Hamilton County Park District and Cincinnati Public Schools, with translation for print materials and in communicating verbally with Spanish-speaking families.

Professor Judith (Judy) Baughin

Professor Judith Baughin taught French

Largest Gift in UCBA History from the Estate of Retired French Professor Judy Baughin

As UCBA’s first French professor, Judy Baughin was the founding member of the French discipline at RWC/UCBA, developing and teaching all levels of French language and culture courses. She helped create the Foreign Language Department and served as its chair for an astounding 32 years (with a couple of breaks for leaves). She retired in 2008 as professor emerita. Judy and her late husband, Bill Baughin, were much-loved at UCBA Their commitment to the college and to our students will continue for many years. Please read moreabout their generosity and their heartwarming story of dedication to their students and our college.

University of Cincinnati Utilizes Technology, Talents to Support Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico.   

UC faculty are teaching online courses to assist students affected by Hurricane Maria. 

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Online Relief for Puerto Rico

UC Blue Ash Professor of Spanish Dr. Maria Ortiz is helping lead an outreach initiative to assist students in Puerto Rico affected by last fall’s Hurricane Maria.

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Outstanding Service While Abroad

Kudos to UCBA Spanish professors, Angie Woods and Teresa Roig-Torres, for each being honored with the "Outstanding Service Award for Heroic Efforts on Study Abroad” by UC Interim Provost, Peter Landgren. 

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Academic Programs

Professional Certificates 

Deaf Studies

Interdisciplinary Programs 

European Studies


Foreign Language Lab

The Foreign Language Lab & Resource Room is ready to help you succeed. Work on your foreign language homework, brush up on your skills, or get personal tutoring in the Foreign Language Lab & Resource Room in 337 & 338 Muntz Hall.

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Foreign Language Placement

All students who have had two or more years of a high school foreign language, or those who have prior knowledge of a foreign language, and who wish to continue studying the same language, must take the foreign language placement test prior to registering for a foreign language class.

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Contact Information

Muntz Hall • Room 350
Phone: (513) 745-5649
Fax: (513) 745-5771