MFL Highlight


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 goal, we aim 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).
  • Provide the  highest quality, most up-to-date, practical instruction in foreign languages and cultures, as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and American Sign Language (ASL). 
  • Produce majors able to meet requirements for Spanish teacher certification in Texas (ExCET/TExES and TOPT). 
  • Introduce students to the experience of reading Spanish, French or Italian literature in the original language.

UMHB Modern Foreign Languages Department 
Dr. Jamie Mattison, Department Chair
Address:  900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513  Phone: (254) 295-4634