The Graduate Catalog provides current information about Masters level programs in Chinese, French, German and Spanish. See: http://catalog.wku.edu/graduate/.
For highly qualified B.A. degree holders, a process for certification in Chinese, French, German and Spanish through proficiency evaluation is available. See: http://www.wku.edu/cebs/programs/graduate/policies/rec_teacher_cert_prof_eval.php
Graduate students who must prove proficiency in a second language for their program requirements may schedule a department reading examination with the appropriate faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages:
French: Dr. Karin Egloff, 274 FAC, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Nathan Love, 282 FAC, email@example.com
German: Dr. Laura McGee, 251 FAC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish: Dr. Sonia Lenk, 243 FAC, email@example.com
Arabic: Dr. David DiMeo, 276 FAC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese: Dr. Ke Peng, 163 FAC, email@example.com
Other: Department Head, Dr. Laura McGee, 251 FAC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Early in the semester preceding the one in which he/she intends to take the examination, the student must contact the faculty member named above for advice on how to prepare for the examination and guidance on the level of proficiency required to pass it successfully. The exam will require the translation of one or more selections from a book or journal article that is related to the student's field. The student may also be asked to provide a brief summary of the passage translated in order to demonstrate his/her comprehension of it or to translate brief texts that illustrate certain grammar structures.
Several weeks in advance of the examination, the student must pick up the appropriate forms from the Graduate College or the Department of Modern Languages and obtain the signatures of the Head and the Dean authorizing him/her to take the examination. In consultation with the appropriate faculty member the examinations will be given no later than the third week of classes of the fall and spring semesters and by special arrangement during the summer.
Access the application to take the examination here: http://www.wku.edu/graduate/documents/foreign_language_exam_application.pdf
Last reviewed 05/15