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World Languages Department

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Dr. Mary Sobhani

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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 Ƶ. 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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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.

Spanish Minor

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.

TESL Minor

Ƶ 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. Ƶ 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.

TESL Endorsement

Available to current Ƶ 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.