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Which language should I learn?

You will want to learn the language that you will most enjoy, and that you will get the most out of, and reasons for choosing a language will be personal. It is not advisable, however, to choose a language based on how easy you think it is likely to be: all of UT Austin’s language courses are intensive, and you will progress fastest in a language you are most motivated to learn. Here are some things to bear in mind when choosing between the more than 35 languages taught at UT Austin:

  • Do you have family or friends you want to communicate with in another language?
  • Is a particular language going to be an asset in your field of work or study?
  • Do you have an interest in a specific culture that you would like to explore more fully?

These fun, short videos might help you get a feel for some of the languages, their cultures, and instructors at UT-Austin: