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.