World Languages and Cultures Office
Language & Literature Building room 102
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Course offerings provide (1) an introduction to the nature of the language as a facet of culture; (2) an acquaintance with the literature of the aforementioned language; and (3) proficiency in speaking, comprehension, and writing.
For non-majors or minors, the first and second year sequences of any of our world languages are designed to provide basic proficiency in that language and reinforce the value of a liberal arts education. Such proficiency, combined with other special knowledge or skills, can lead to many exciting vocational opportunities!
The Department recommends that all majors include some organized study in a foreign country where the major language is spoken. Interested students are reminded that there are various study-abroad programs administered by the Office of International Studies. Credit earned in programs abroad will normally count toward satisfaction of the major or minor requirements, but the student should see an advisor before enrolling in a study abroad program.
As part of its emphasis on intercultural diversity and exchange, the Department of World Languages, in conjunction with CWU's Office of International Studies and Programs, supports study abroad programs at over 100 sites throughout the world. Students may transfer international credit into Central's degree programs by taking approved courses at universities located in 43 countries, including China, Chile, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Spain.
For more information on these programs, contact the Office of International Studies and Programs 400 E. University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408. Phone Number: (509) 963-3612.
Students may challenge any 100 or 200-level course in the catalog listings for World Languages provided certain extenuating circumstances apply, such as living abroad, previous study of the language when credit was not obtained, etc. Students wishing to obtain credit by course challenge will be subject to the following conditions:
Each of the following statements relates to the target language or to the country or countries in which it is spoken.
The student should be able to:
The student should be able to:
The student is encouraged to:
The student should have:
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