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EIU Department of Foreign Languages

Department Highlights

At the Department of Foreign Languages, we offer our students:

  • Personal attention from professors who care about teaching.
  • Classes taught by professors who are fluent in their language and have lived abroad.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Advanced competency credit: Up to six semester hours of credit for previously acquired language proficiency, which can be applied toward graduation.
  • General Education Humanities credit for courses beyond 1102.
  • Free tutoring.
  • Internship opportunities abroad as well as in the United States.
  • Study abroad programs.
  • Language clubs.
  • Language tables to practice conversational skills in an informal setting.
  • A favorable teacher-to-student ratio.
  • Teacher Certification programs in French, German and Spanish; minors in Spanish, French or German with teacher certification.
  • Departmental honors program/undergraduate research.
  • A flexible, integrated major offering the options of studying additional languages as well as courses pertinent to the major offered in departments across the campus.
  • Multimedia classrooms equipped with video, DVD, Internet access, SMART boards and more.
  • An audio-video and computer-equipped language lab.

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Department of Foreign Languages

Coleman Hall, First Floor
Fax: 217-581-3113

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