MCLLC advances the understanding and appreciation of language and cultural study domestically and abroad. The department teaches undergraduate and graduate students, pursues research advancing knowledge in language and an array of cultural products (art, film, folklore, literature, music, mythology, religion, theatre), and provides service to the Commonwealth in language instruction and cultural awareness.
09|24|15 - Djibouti Leaders "see blue." While Visiting UK -

During a recent visit to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a delegation from the East African nation of Djibouti visited the University of Kentucky and experienced what it means to "see blue."

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07|09|15 - UK Student Interning at Metropolitan Museum - University of Kentucky student Elizabeth Glass is participating in a highly competitive internship at the Cloisters Museum and Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer. - more...
05|28|15 - JET Setters: Three Japan Studies Students Accepted to the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program - Three students of Japan studies have been accepted by the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program, sponsored by the Japanese government. Mikayla Rogers (Japan studies minor), Naomi Hayes (Japan studies minor), and Samantha Warford (Japan studies major) - more...
04|24|15 - Four Japan Studies students earn honors during speech contest - They participated in the annual Kentucky Japanese speech contest that took place in Norsworthy Auditorium, located next to the Fayette County board of education building, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. - more...
04|22|15 - College of Arts and Sciences Recognizes Its Award-winning Faculty - The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will honor its faculty at 4 p.m. today at the William T. Young Library Auditorium. - more...
04|20|15 - Brittany Shaver Named 2015 Future K-12 German Teacher Award Recipient - Not only an award-winning student, but Shaver is also working on two master's degrees currently: a Master’s in the Teaching of World Languages, focusing on German – and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language. - more...
04|10|15 - The 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients Announced - There will be an Awards Ceremony to honor the recipients of these and other College awards on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 pm in the WT Young Auditorium. A reception will follow the ceremony. - more...
03|31|15 - Global Literacy Brings the World Closer - The University of Kentucky Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MCLLC) in the College of Arts and Sciences is changing how we think of language studies. - more...
03|27|15 - MCL 200: Global Literacy - The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures is changing how we think of language studies. Since the recent merger of separate language units into a single entity, the 44-member department has set its sights on becoming a more cohesive intellectual community with a unified teaching and research mission. - more...
Dr. Kevin Rottet (Indiana University) Public Lecture: "Celtic Languages in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" From the mystique of the Arthurian Romances with its knights, swords and... @ J.F. Hardymon Theater (Davis Marksbury Building)
Arabic Tables @ 1045 Patterson Office Tower
11/09/15 to 11/13/15
Dr. Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield, England) Compressed Course: "Mapping Variation: An Introduction to the Use of Geospatial Tools for Linguistic Analysis" (A&S 500-003) This one-week, one-credit compressed course focuses on mapping variation... @ Oliver H Raymond Building, Room C226
Dr. Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield, England) Public Lecture: "The role of perception in the 'creation' of dialect areas" @ UKAA Auditorium (W.T. Young Library)
Dr. Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield, England) Seminar Series: "Proximity, boundaries, and cultural prominence: The perception of dialects in Great Britain" @ W.T. Young Library 2-34A
Dr. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Public Lecture: "The Romani People and Their European Context" Although the Romani language originated in India, it took its definitive shape... @ UKAA Auditorium (W.T. Young Library)
Dr. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Seminar Series: "An Overview of the Structure of Romani" This lecture will introduce the basic structures that define Romani as a... @ Niles Gallery (Fine Arts Library)
Dr. Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) Public Lecture: "The Basque Language and People – intriguing origins, complex context" @ TBD
Dr. Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) Seminar Series: "The Morphotactics of Basque Finite Verbs" @ TBD


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