World Languages and Cultures

While studying in the Department of World Languages and Cultures you have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in World Languages with concentrations in Dual Language, French, French Education, Spanish, and Spanish Education. You can also gain exposure to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin and Chinese language, heritage, and culture. You dually have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langauges (TESOL).

As a language major or minor, you will discover that our degree program offers an interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that prepares you for careers requiring various linguistic and cultural skills needed in the contemporary job market. 

As you matriculate through the curriculum you will increase proficency through our various course offerings which include: grammar, phonetics, translation, service-learning, literature, cultural studies, conversation, foreign language teaching methodology, and second language acquisition. You will also have access to state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in radio and television, language learning software, and conversational partners.

For more information on our department, please see our informational video below. 


 

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Students can take specialized courses such as: Spanish for Medical Translation, French for Business and International Trade, Studies in Postwar German Cinema, Art and Literature in the Italian Renaissance, Latin Translation of Caesar's De Bello Gallico, and Chinese Civilization and Culture.
  • Our majors and minors will experience an inclusive, multicultural, multilingual, and multi-dialect experience with experienced faculty from Mexico, Italy, Poland, Venezuela, Colombia, and various states within the United States
  • You can share your passion for language and culture with others by joining our French, Spanish, German,and Italian Clubs along with our Student Ambassador Program. They all meet regularly and host various events throughout the school year. 
  • Our faculty members have won numerous President's Awards for teaching, research and service, served on editorial boards for academic journals, presented and published their research in a wide variety of academic forums, participated in international conferences, and contributed their knowledge and expertise to a range of community and academic organizations.

DEGREES & CURRICULUM

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Department Updates

New Programs

Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Required Courses:

English 312: Advanced Grammar 

English 414: Introduction to Linguistics

Communication 210: Communciating in the Classroom

Communication 410: Intercultural Communication

FLAN 401: Foreign Language Methodology

FLAN 404: Experiential Learning, Development, and Applciation

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New Courses:

  • CHIN 101: Elementary Mandarin Chinese I 
  • CHIN 102: Elementary Mandarin Chinese II
  • CHIN 201: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Mandarin Chiniese  II
  • CHIN 314: Chinese Culture and Civilization

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Mango Languages

If you are interested in practicing a language outside of class, the University offers the FREE app Mango Languages, a language immersion experience available to all Southeastern students, faculty, and staff containing over 70 languages. Click here to sign up and begin using Mango or contact the Foreign Language Resource Center for more information! 

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Upcoming Events

  
August
17

Fall 2022 Semester Begins

 

 

September
5

Labor Day Holiday

 

  

November
14

International Night

 

 

November
14-18

International Education Week

A week full of activities, including a photo display at Sims Memorial Library!