World Languages Department
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Welcome, bienvenido, willkomen, bienvenue, irasshai, bem vendos, khong co chi, and hwangyong-hamnida!
The Department of World Languages welcomes you to UAFS. Our department offers courses in Spanish, French, German, and teaching English as a second language (TESL).
These courses will help you learn and apply skills such as speaking, reading, listening, and writing in your target language. Courses also emphasize the cultures of related regions of the world to assist our graduates in becoming global leaders. In our upper-level literature and writing classes, students gain an appreciation of Latin American and Peninsular literature and film, including their historical importance. Graduates with degrees from this department go on to find employment in a variety of fields, from international business and education to translation and interpretation. Other graduates attain admittance to graduate programs across the nation and beyond. Programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.
Minors are available in Spanish and teaching English as a second language. Interested students can also obtain the Spanish Certificate of Proficiency for the Helping Professions or the TESL Certificate of Proficiency.
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B.A. in Spanish
The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares you to meet the qualifications for employment opportunities in business and government service as well as graduate work in Spanish. You'll learn how to speak, actively listen, read, and write in Spanish while studying the culture and literature produced in different areas where the language is spoken. Our experienced faculty will teach you the importance of the language and help you develop sensitivity and appreciation for the Hispanic culture. Click here to learn more.
Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in Spanish for the Helping Professions
This 9-hour certificate of proficiency is designed for students in degree programs that help the greater community, such as psychology, social work, the health professions, and law enforcement. Click here to see the courses you'll need.
This 18-credit hour minor is intended for non-majors interested in a basic understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Courses include Intermediate Spanish II, Spanish Grammar, and Advanced Composition. Click here to view the degree plan.
Students will learn the basic skills required to teach ESL in non-public sectors worldwide and be able to more readily access higher education programs in TESL in the United States. Students obtaining the minor in TESL (18-hours) will also receive the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate of Proficiency. Click here to view the degree plan.
TESL Certificate of Proficiency
This 15-hour certificate of proficiency is an excellent credential to possess, especially
if you are planning to teach English overseas. Click here to view the degree plan.
Available to current UAFS students majoring in any field, this 12-credit hour program prepares students to take the State TESL Endorsement Exam, particularly valuable for current and future k-12 educators. Contact Mary.Sobhani@uafs.edu for more info.