The Language Studies Teaching major allows students to choose between three concentrations: Spanish, World Languages, English as a Second Language.  Each concentration consists of 38 hours of course work in Language Studies and a Professional Education Sequence (30 hours).

Please note: A student who does not test into at least 201 as a freshmen is not likely to complete the Language Studies Teaching curriculum in Spanish or World Languages within 4 years.

Required Course Work of all Concentrations

LLL 200 Intro to the Study of Languages and Cultures—3 hrs

LLL 400 Senior Project for Students of Language—1 hr. (includes AVANT assessment) 

LLL 402 Teaching an Integrated Unit—1 hr;

LLL 490 Language Teaching Methods--3 hrs. or LING 316 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language—3 hrs.       

LING 420 Language Acquisition—3 hrs;

Other Requirements

Approved study abroad (min. 6 hrs. and 6 weeks)

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) required prior to graduation, when one exists for the primary language area.             

Min.2.5 gpa in all Language Studies course work

 

Languages Studies Teaching Spanish Concentration

9—hrs. 200-level or above

  • 201 3-hrs, 201L-1 hr.
  • 202 3 hrs., 202L-2 hrs.

 301 Advanced Grammar—3hrs.

 303 Readings in Spanish—3hrs

 321 Advanced Spanish Conversation—3hrs.                       

Literature—3 hrs.

  • SPAN 312a Introduction to Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 312 b Introduction to Spanish American Literature

Culture –6 hrs.

  • SPAN 311 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Culture
  • and SPAN 406 Contemporary Spanish Culture

300/400 level directed elective—3 hrs. SPAN 404 Spanish Phonetics                     

           

Languages Studies Teaching World Languages Concentration

LLL 200 Intro to the Study of Languages and Cultures—3 hrs

LLL 400 Senior Project for Students of Language—1 hr. (includes AVANT assessment)             

9—hrs. 200-level or above

•           201 3-hrs, 201L-1 hr.

•           202 3 hrs., 202L-2 hrs.                       

 21 credit hours of language study course work in a single language, including 3 hrs advanced grammar, 6 hrs culture, 3 hrs. literatures and 3 hrs advanced conversation.

 

Teaching English as a Second Language Concentration

200-level language course work

•           201 3-hrs, 201L-1 hr.

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics—3 hrs.

LING 311 Linguistic Analysis of English—3 hrs.

Choose one of:

  • LING 414 Lexicology: Word Form and Function
  • LING 417: Language Differences and Linguistic Universals

Choose one of:

  • LING 413 Linguistics Diversity in the United States—3 hrs.
  • LING 415 Topics in Sociolinguistics—3 hrs.

14 credit hours of elective coursework in Language Studies.