World Language Education

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.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • 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

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Interpreter
  • Translation
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