Global Languages

Do you want to get to know some of the 6.5 billion people who don't speak English? Talk with friends, neighbors, or family members in their birth languages? Travel around the globe and read the world's most influential books without needing a translator? Stand out from the pack by becoming a bilingual job candidate? Global Languages can help you reach these dreams by learning to speak Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Japanese.

If you've never studied a language before, welcome! We're looking forward to seeing you in our introductory classes (CHN 101, FRE 101, GER 101, JPN 101, SPA 101, or GLT 110 for Portuguese). If you've started one of our languages in High School or earlier, or if you've learned one of them as a child, well done! Your hard work will pay off as soon as you take our placement test, which will let you know which class in the language sequence you should start with.

If you're interested in learning more about Global Languages, get in touch with our faculty or come visit us at our many campus events:

Did you know that one out of every four human beings speaks the languages that we teach? Our faculty would love to help you join the conversation and learn more about opening the door to bilingualism. Get in touch with us directly, or contact our department chair or administrative assistant:

Brent Menchinger
Brent Menchinger
Chair and Professor
Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts
Faculty Hall 4A-6 and Fine Arts Building 106D
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
bmenchinger@murraystate.edu
270.809.4522 and 270.809.4637
Stephanie Peck
Ms. Stephanie Peck
Administrative Assistant
Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts
Faculty Hall 4A
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
speck@murraystate.edu
270.809.2501