Modern Languages

                                                         French   Hindi     Portuguese     Spanish

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Knowing other languages broadens your vision and brings opportunities! Modern Languages at The UWI, St. Augustine provides degrees that combine first-class language skills with an imaginative range of literature and culture courses, taught in a lively, interactive and friendly atmosphere. 

Teaching and Learning

In Modern Languages, we plan each course meticulously and we constantly review and refresh our courses in our goal of imparting the best classroom language and literature experience to you. We aim to spark your intellect, improve your competence in a foreign language and impart awareness of and cultural sensitivity to various countries in an increasingly internationalised labour market.

Take a look at our languages and their diverse programmes of study to learn more: French, Spanish, Hindi and Portuguese. All Modern Languages students are strongly encouraged to read for a Minor in Linguistics, where possible, especially those envisaging teaching French, Spanish or Portuguese, or teaching English overseas (for example, in Colombia or France).


All of our lecturers are actively engaged in research in language, literature and culture. We have an impressive and wide-ranging research profile among our staff, many of whom teach on their areas of research and expertise. In addition, our postgraduate students are engaged in many areas of research relevant to the Caribbean and the wider region. Spotlight on Modern Languages and Linguistics aims to highlight the wealth of research work carried out in our Department. We follow this vibrant team of dedicated staff through their insightful comments on teaching and research in Modern Languages and Linguistics in the Caribbean.

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