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The World Language Education (WLE) program integrates education and language courses that will prepare you to teach a foreign language for kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private schools.

As a WLE major, you will take education courses and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Education, and take language courses from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. In the WLE program, you will concentrate in one of the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
You will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teach.

Courses in the WLE program include:

  • Culture in the classroom
  • Grammar and composition
  • Human development and learning
  • Integrating content into world language instruction
  • Literary analysis
  • Literature
  • Phonology and phonetics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Sociology of education
  • Teaching modern languages

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