Department of Foreign Languages

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Students at the University of Bergen.


Phone: + 47 55 58 60 40

E-mail: post@if.uib.no 

Visit us: HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7 (map)

Mail: Department of Foreign Languages, Postbox 7805, N-5020 Bergen, NORWAY

The Department of Foreign Languages offers degrees in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Our courses open windows on the languages, literatures and cultures of large parts of the globe. Students from this department go abroad on exchange to universities on every continent, making this one of the most international departments at the University of Bergen. Our researchers work on a broad range of topics – from Shakespeare to language and the climate debate, language attitudes in present-day Latin America, and the interface between literature and natural science. Graduates in foreign languages enter many different types of professions. The department has its own teacher training programme, provides online further education in several subjects, and even offers a degree in Language and Intercultural Communication.

Arabic     Chinese    English     French     German     Italian     Japanese     Russian    Spanish

Digital Lecture Series
The Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party

The Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party

This autumn six outstanding and internationally renowned historians will share their knowledge and insights into the Chinese Communist Party and its history.

Outstanding Younger Researcher
Laura Saetveit Miles mottar Meltzerprisen for yngre forskere

Prestigious Prize to Medieval scholar

Researcher of medieval English literature, Laura Saetveit Miles, is awarded the University of Bergen's Meltzer Prize for Outstanding Younger Researcher 2020.

Academic Portrait
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Tapping into the Sociolinguistic Realities in China

Guowen Shang, Associate Professor of Chinese language, is currently studying sign languages – not languages with signs, but on signs. “The language signs are everywhere in our environment, but the language choices on the signs are determined by a range of social, economic, psychological and...

Exchange students
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Tunis meets Bergen

“I’m in love with Bergen”, says one of the five Tunisian exchange students that the Department of Foreign Languages has welcomed this spring semester.

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Implementing Norwegian Language Policy in China

How can the Norwegian two-form solution serve as a source of inspiration for resolving language conflicts in China?