Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Tips for Success

Don’t Wait, Get an Early Start with Language Learning

Become more fluent

If you’ve taken a foreign language before, continue it immediately with us. The sooner you begin, the more time you’ll have to master the language.

Earn a minor or second major

The last two years of college can get pretty hectic. If you start your language learning classes early on, you’ll have an easier time earning a minor (17 hours) or a second major (39 hours).

Test out of classes

Don’t start your learning from scratch. If you’ve taken French, Spanish, or German, take our placement test to find the right starting place. Our generous advanced placement policy can earn you up to 8 credit hours for classes that you skip!

Increase your scholarship chances

If you’re a first-year student who places into the second or third year, you’re more competitive for our Young Scholars Award.

Enhance your study abroad experience

Immersing yourself in another culture is easier and more exciting when you can speak the language. Make the most out of your study abroad experience by going the extra mile.

Complement your other studies

Foreign language study will make you a better English speaker and a better problem solver. Our students find greater opportunities in government, business, medicine, and beyond thanks to our classes.

Last Updated: January 02, 2020