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In an increasingly global world, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is more important than ever. Our world language programs help students learn to speak and read in
German, Chinese, and American Sign Language. The programs also help to gain familiarity with the countries and cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific Rim, as well as North and South America where these languages are spoken. Through our study abroad programs, international film series and various international festivals, we also introduce students to a range of cultures throughout the world.
Whether you major or minor in a world language or just complete the general education requirements, world language experience can open up a world of opportunities for you. Students who earn an A in two semesters of any world language may apply for the Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society, becoming eligible for study abroad and other scholarships and grants. Students who study or have native speaker proficiency in languages that are less common in the US, such as Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, Swahili, Punjabi, and Urdu, may qualify for the Critical Language Scholarship Program or a Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Critical Language Enhancement Award. Students who complete four semesters of Chinese are eligible for the Critical Language Scholarship program.
PHOTO CAPTION: Spanish senior instructor Douglas Jackson and USC Upstate Spanish student Ron Fuentes (center of top row in photo above) work in China with teachers to share strategies for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Here teachers, parents, and students celebrate the end of the program with Ron and Douglas.
Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche
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Study Abroad Opportunities
Peace Corps Prep Program
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World Languages Lab
To schedule an appointment with tutors in Spanish, French or Chinese stop by HPAC 136 or call 864-503-5883.
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