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World Languages

Languages and Literature Scholarship & Research

Arabic: Courses in Arabic are designed for students whose interests and career plans have an international or multi-ethnic focus. Students who study Arabic will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing fluency at the beginning and intermediate levels. Arabic 101 and 102 also form part of the requirements for the Minor in Middle East Studies offered by the Department of History and Political Science.

Curriculum & Courses
     • Arabic Courses
 

French: Courses in French are designed for students whose interests and career plans have an international or multi-ethnic focus. Students who minor in French will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing fluency and will study the culture, history and literature of the people who use the language.

Alpha Mu Gamma, a national honor society in foreign languages, recognizes excellence in the study of foreign languages. Any Worcester State University student who receives two “A’s” in French at any level at Worcester State University and a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. is eligible to join. Application for membership is in early February. Contact Professor Judith Jeon-Chapman.

Curriculum & Courses
     • Minor in French
     • French Courses
 
Spanish: Courses in Spanish are designed for students whose interests and career plans have an international or multi-ethnic focus. Students who major or minor in a language will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing fluency and will study the culture, history and literature of the people who use the language.

Alpha Mu Gamma, a national honor society in foreign languages, recognizes excellence in the study of foreign languages. Any Worcester State University student who receives two “A’s” in Spanish, or two “A’s” in French, at any level and who has a 3.0 cumulative GPA is eligible to join. Application for membership is in early February. Contact Professor Judith Jeon-Chapman.

The Major in Spanish: The major in Spanish is designed to offer students the opportunity to consolidate their study of the language with a related field of study. Students who major in Spanish can choose to concentrate on 1) the Standard Spanish Major, 2) K-12 Teaching Certification in Spanish or 3) Spanish for the Professions. All of these programs have been configured to maximize the potential of the student in today’s professional climate as well as to prepare the student for admittance into graduate programs at other institutions. Students who major in Spanish will develop fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and will study the culture, history and literature of Spain and the Americas.

Students are strongly encouraged to take a Placement Exam in Spanish at the Academic Success Center. Study-Abroad opportunities are available for language study in several Spanish-speaking countries.

Information on the Spanish Clinic, Spanish Club, and Spanish Table can be found at the Department of World Languages website.

Curriculum & Courses
     • Major in Spanish
     • Major in Spanish, Concentration in Spanish/Education
     • Major in Spanish, Concentration in Spanish for the Professions
     • Minor in Spanish
     • Spanish Courses

Degree Completion Samples
     Spanish
     Spanish, Concentration in Spanish for Professionals
     Spanish, Concentration Secondary Education

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Ana Perez-Manrique
aperez-manrique@worcester.edu
 

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