World Languages & Ethnic Studies

Administrative Office:
Westview 247

Program Chair:
Dr. Ralph Tarnasky
Westview 219
(970) 339-6543

Department Office
(970) 339-6244


Celebrate diversity and deepen your understanding of how language is an expression of cultures from all over the world. Expand your thinking beyond the English-speaking world and let the Aims World Language and Ethnic Studies programs teach you how to become a better global citizen. The skills you learn will also assist you in acquiring foreign literacy skills.

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Translator or Interpreter
  • Linguistics
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Writer/Editor
  • Government
  • And more!

We offer language courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and more. Other classes focus on various ethnic minority groups, their histories, lives and cultures.