What Speaks To You

The University of Chicago offers over 50 languages every year, making the Language Competency Requirement the most open-ended component of the Core curriculum. And while old standbys like Spanish and Mandarin continue to fill up every year, some students verge off the beaten path. In “What Speaks to You,” we’ll showcase some of the University’s uncommon language courses, as well as the passionate students and faculty they bring together.

Professor Gabantxo at the blackboard

Intrepid UChicago students explore the unique character of Basque language and culture.

Professor Theo van den Hout

UChicago's Hittite program gives students an unparalleled glimpse into the history of language.

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