Foreign Languages

Students are strongly urged, whenever possible, to minor in a foreign language, which will satisfy the foreign language requirement described in Section II of the Global Studies checksheet.

  • Minor in a Foreign Language
  • Placement Testing
  • Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Other Languages: Students who wish to fulfill their Global Studies foreign language requirement in a language not taught at Appalachian must consult with the Global Studies director. The language must be relevant for the student's focus area and the student will need to work with the director to develop an appropriate language contract.
  • Language and Culture Community:  Many Global Studies students had the opportunity to live in Appalachian's Language and Culture Communinity. The Language and Culture Community is Appalachian’s answer to the “language house” found at other institutions.  The LCC, which is housed in the Living Learning Center, is for students who want to practice and expand their knowledge of the global community. Both American and International students who know and enjoy learning foreign languages and who enjoy experiencing the customs and cultures of countries from around the globe are encouraged to join this unique shared academic experience. Special features of this community include peer study groups, foreign language suites as well as discussion groups speaking a foreign language, and close interaction with international students.