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Reception for foreign language study Feb. 14

The Department of World Languages and Cultures will hold its annual reception for students interested in foreign languages study Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Field House Room 2420.

The event is meant to inform students about career opportunities, internships, scholarships, department programs, and study abroad programs.

There will be presentations by faculty members from each language taught at UT and by a representative from the Center for International Studies and Programs.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet informally with advisers and instructors.

“The importance of studying other languages is ever more present in a world that is becoming increasingly global,” said Dr. Juan Martin, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. “To know other languages has many professional advantages, since candidates with languages are better positioned to obtain better jobs in the market, as well as promotions and better salaries.”

Research has shown that studying a foreign language has helped enhance cognitive skills such as memory, listening and analytical skills.

“At the end, we have to think that language is something that we use every day and it is the most distinctive feature that we have as humans, present in almost all our endeavors and very closely interwoven in the human soul,” Martin said.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.