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Language Programs

Language Programs


When it comes to world language study, WKU students have many choices! The department offers major/minor programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish. Students can take two years of Japanese and two years of Russian. Russian language study can lead to the Minor is Russian and East European Studies. 

Arabic
Major/Minor

The Arabic Program in the Department of Modern Languages is the first major/minor program in Arabic language and culture in the state of Kentucky. Started in early 2014, it is growing swiftly. By summer 2016, over 50 students had declared a major in Arabic. Would you like to join us? We recommend you start your study of Arabic as soon as possible after coming to WKU.Learn more!

 

Chinese
Major/Minor

The Chinese Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in Chinese. The major/minor programs were started in spring 2014. By summer 2016, over 60 students had declared a major in Chinese. We have four faculty members who support your learning of Chinese language and culture. Our Chinese majors combine language skills with knowledge of another discipline to prepare for successful careers. We hope you will join us! Learn more!
 

French
Major/Minor

The French Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in French, Teacher Certification in French, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on French. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of French also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. French can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities.Learn more!
 

 

German
Major/Minor

The German Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in German, Teacher Certification in German, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on German. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of German also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. German can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities. Learn more!
 

Japanese

The Department of Modern Languages currently offers four semesters of Japanese. Learn more!
 

Russian
Minor

Have you ever considered studying Russian? Why not? Maybe you think it's too difficult. It is a little more complicated than Spanish, French, and German, but it takes less time to learn than Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic. The Russian alphabet (called Cyrillic) looks strange, but once you learn it, you'll read the language easily. Or maybe you think learning Russian is not practical. But did you know that Russian is the second-most common language used on the Internet? It's spoken by 280 million people, and is considered one of the four major world languages. Learn more!
 

Spanish
Major/Minor

The Spanish Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in Spanish, Teacher Certification in Spanish, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on Spanish. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of Spanish also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. Spanish can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities. Learn more! 
 

 

Many WKU students combine their language study with course work in business, geography, political science, history and culture to gain a minor in International Business.

The international business minor (reference number 333) prepares students to be effective citizens and leaders in a global environment of growing economic interdependence among nations. The program is open to all qualified undergraduates who want to pursue professional positions in both small and large multinational firms. More information.

Spanish majors and minors can take a supporting minor in Latin American Area Studies. Besides studies in language, literature, and culture, courses are available in the geography, history, government, and economics of the Americas. More information.

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 seeking to fulfill 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. More information.

 

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 11/2/18