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Language learning prepares us to connect in the multicultural and multilingual world we share.
Get your job advantage in a global economy.
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Had three years in high school and want to start at the Intermediate Level?
Take 22021G and 2202G courses and fulfill your Gen Ed requirement in the Humanities.
Check out our exciting and effective Study Abroad programs. They meet individual student budgets and goals. Join our faculty-led short-term programs, or choose semester programs at our partner schools abroad.
Earn 15-20 credits (full semester) towards your Major by studying in France, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica, or Ecuador...
Declare a double Major in your language.
Many students from across disciplines and majors have declared a double major in their language. We have students whose first majors are in Psychology, History, Political Science, English, Biology, Communication Studies (and many other fields) complete a double major in a language.
Check out what our recent graduates are doing. Read more ...
Three languages of concentration (Spanish, French, and German)
Take WLS/F/G 2201G and/or WLS/F/G 2202G and fulfill their Gen Ed Humanities requirement.
Take 4 courses (12 credits total) on the 3000 to 4000 level to complete their Minor.
Our Teacher Licensure Program is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). As such it meets all national standards for the preparation of World language teachers established by CAEP as well as the American Council for the Teaching of World Languages (ACTFL). Candidates are required to pass the official ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) at the Advanced Low (AL) proficiency level (or above) to obtain their license.
Unique to Eastern Illinois University and our department is the course WLF/G/S 3401/3501 Cadet Teaching/Languages for Young Learners. As a teacher candidate in this course, you have the opportunity to work with a faculty member and a team of other candidates and advanced language students to design a program to introduce French, German or Spanish to young learners. The culmination of this experience is to go into an area elementary school on a weekly basis for six to seven weeks to deliver the program you have designed.
For further information, contact the department chair directly: