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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.


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

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Interpreter
  • Translation

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