Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures

One of the most spectacular collection of the world’s languages can be found at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures where students speak, read and write in some 30+ languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Vietnamese, Swahili and practically all European languages currently in use.

The vastness of academic offer here is astounding:  prospective students may experience cultures both well-known and worlds apart.  For example, the Institute of Russian and Ukrainian Studies offers the study of the former Russian-speaking empire, which once covered one sixth of the earth’s land surface and was two and a half times the size of the US.

Future language experts who graduate the Faculty are also acquainted with all major families of languages, Indo-European, Turkic, Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian. Therefore, the Faculty boasts not only a systematic release of fluent users of German, French or Swedish, but also Latvian, Lithuanian, Kazakh, Hungarian and Korean.

Numerous ethnic festivals and evenings devoted to particular cultures as well as special events celebrating cultural diversity are commonplace at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures which has welcomed individuals representing ethnicities from Saami in northern Finland to Zulu in South Africa and nationalities ranging from Peruvian to Taiwanese.

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