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  • Critical languages

    The State Department and Department of Defense have classified many modern world languages as "critical languages," demonstrating the need for speakers of these languages.

    Critical languages offered at UW-L

    Army ROTC cadets and critical languages

    Arabic
    Azerbaijani
    Balinese
    Bambara
    Bantu
    Bengali
    Bosnian
    Bulgarian
    Burmese
    Cambodian (Khmer)
    Chechen
    Chinese
    Croatian
    Czech
    Estonian
    Georgian
    Haitian - Creole
    Hausa
    Hebrew
    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Igbo
    Ilkano
    Indonesian
    Isizulu
    Japanese
    Javanese
    Kanarese
    Kazakh
    Korean
    Kurdish
    Kyrgyz
    Latvian
    Lithuanian
    Macedonian
    Mala
    Malaysian
    Mongolian
    Pashto
    Persian - Dari
    Persian - Farsi
    Persian - Afghan
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Punjabi
    Romanian
    Russian
    Serbian
    Serbo-Croatian
    Slovak
    Slovene
    Somali
    Swahili
    Tagalog
    Tajik
    Tamil
    Telegu
    Thai
    Tibetan
    Turkish
    Turkmen
    Ukrainian
    Urdu
    Uighur
    Uzbek
    Vietnamese
    Wolof
    Yoruba

    The Army will pay $250 for every credit that a cadet takes in one of the above languages. Cadets will receive the money upon completion of the class with a passing grade.