Foreign Language Group

Department of Modern Foreign Languages

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages has the principle goal of promoting the study of modern foreign languages, cultures, and literatures. In support of this primary aim, it also endeavors (1) to emphasize in all curricula the development of both oral and written proficiency in the foreign language according to guidelines published by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), (2) to provide the highest quality, most up-to-date, practical instruction in foreign languages and cultures and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), (3) to produce majors able to meet requirements for Spanish teacher certification in Texas (ExCET/TExES and TOPT), (4) to introduce students to the experience of reading Spanish, French, or German literature in the original language.