Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science


2nd year Thai @ Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), 2015.

Interested in taking Asian Languages at UW-Madison? Our department offers excellence in language instruction. We offer the following East Asian Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Among South Asian Languages we offer: Hindi, Tibetan, and Urdu. Multiple Southeast Asian Languages are offered either in classroom instruction or through distance education, including: Burmese,  Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and  Vietnamese. Our department also regularly offers Persian language.

For additional information on placement into language courses and general information about the language programs, click here. For additional information on the Korean Language Program.