Majors, Minors and Other Opportunities
Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Foreign Languages and Cultures has three options!
We also offer the B.A. in:
Undergraduate minors in:
We also offer elementary and intermediate instruction in Chinese and Japanese. We sponsor two popular study abroad programs: WISE-Spain and WISE-Costa Rica.
We encourage double majors in Foreign Languages and Cultures and another discipline. Joint curriculum sequences are available for the following programs:
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Foreign Languages in News
Language Learning is Essential for Understanding Global Perspectives
NBC Health Reports on Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism
CNN Money reports:
The hottest job skill is... (yes, you guessed it: knowledge of foreign languages!)
New York Post reports, "Speaking Two or More Languages Becoming Essential Skill."
Resources for Students
German Coffee and Conversation Hour
The German "Kaffeestunde" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Faculty Lounge/Conference Room.
Contact Dr. Gary Schmidt for more info at (309) 298-1558 or via email at email@example.com
The Japanese Club meets every Tuesday in Morgan Hall 330 starting at 4:30 pm. Learn about Japanese culture, improve your Japanese speaking skills, and meet new people.
For information contact Wenhong Teel at (309)298-1232 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Tertulias (Spanish conversations)
Mondays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Casa Latina, located in the WIU Multicultural Center.
Tertulias are moderated by Native Hispanic Faculty members from the department, and are co-sponsored by the FLL Spanish Club and Casa Latina.
Tertulias are free of charge, and open to all WIU students, faculty, staff, and members of the Macomb community who wish to practice their Spanish language skills, no matter what level they are at.
For more information contact Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons, at (309) 298-1615 or via email at GM-Cabedo@wiu.edu
French Conversation Hour
Tuesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, located in MG Room 309A.
For more information contact Dr. Edmond Asare, at (309) 298-1558 or via email at email@example.com