Immerse yourself in the study of Spanish or French. Expand your knowledge of the language, the country, the culture and the people.
Develop a command of Spanish or French by following an intensive course of study as a foreign language major. Choose from two concentrations:
The professional/literature concentration in French or Spanish broadens your knowledge of the language as well as literature and civilization. You must complete at least 30 upper-level units in the target language.
Secondary Education Concentration
The secondary education concentration in French or Spanish gives you the skills to teach the language in the United States and abroad. You must consult with both the Foreign Languages Department and the Department of Secondary & Middle School Education to confirm degree requirements. As part of the requirements for graduation, teacher candidates must complete the Oral Proficiency Interview administered by an interviewer certified by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages.
All foreign languages majors are assigned an adviser in the target language and receive advising each semester.
Incoming freshman and transfer students
Please be sure to complete this placement assessment BEFORE you meet with your advisor on your day of orientation. If it's not complete when you meet with your advisor, you will delay the course selection process.
Students of French, German, or Spanish who do not already have college credit for the language MUST take the placement assessment tool before registering for a French, German, or Spanish class.
About the Assessment
The assessment is not time consuming and it can even be completed on your mobile device.
It is the responsibility of each student to complete the assessment. We are currently in the process of expanding the exam to cover more languages.
Allow 24-48 hours for your score to upload to your student account.
If you want to have your score upload expedited, send an email to forl AT_TOWSON with your name, TUID, language tested for, score, and date of completion.