All students who studied a foreign language in high school and wish to continue studying that same language at BSU must take a foreign language placement exam, available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German. Your performance on the placement exam will determine your foreign language course placement. For example, if you studied Spanish in high school and have a strong command of the language, a strong performance on the Spanish placement exam may allow you to waive an introductory Spanish language course.
While the Core Curriculum requirements at BSU do no require study of a foreign language as a graduation requirement, there are many reasons that BSU students choose to do so.
Many graduate programs require students to pass a foreign language comprehensive exam before awarding a Master or Doctorate degree. If graduate study is in your future, consider beginning your study now; you'll thank yourself later.
More than ever, today's graduates find themselves responsible for navigating the global marketplace. With global competitors and supply chains stretching world-wide, today's graduates are distinguished by their international acumen. Foreign language skills can help create opportunity at unexpected moments. Be prepared when opportunity knocks! For more information, click here to listen to the PodCast about Arabic classes here on campus.
Students at BSU have great opportunities to use a foreign language when studying abroad. BSU Students can study for one semester or one year in nearly any country in the world. Visit the Office of Study Abroad to learn more about these programs and other exciting International and Exchange opportunities at BSU.
Knowing another language opens up a world of possibilities for life-learners. From unlocking idyllic vacations abroad to serving great new recipes at home, experience the zest that language study brings!
BSU offers students language placement in:
French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, & Russian
Get in touch with the Department of Foreign Languages to learn more about this unique and exciting course of study!
Last Modified: November 2, 2012