Languages and Cultures

Learn World Languages:

  • increase employment opportunities in a global economy
  • discover the gateway to global understanding
  • write and communicate better in your native language
  • sharpen cognitive functions and enhance life skills
  • improve chances of entry in graduate school
  • appreciate international literature, music, and film
  • make travel more feasible and enjoyable
  • be able to study abroad in non-English-speaking countries
  • deepen your understanding of yourself and your own culture

Satisfy your MyCore Second Language Goal!

The General Education (MyCore) Second Language Goal requires students to demonstrate basic communication in a second language.

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers students paths toward satisfying the Second Language Goal.
Here's how to satisfy the Second Language Goal through the Department of Languages and Cultures:

  1. Take the French, German or Spanish Language Placement Test. (Placement tests for Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Latin and Russian will be available soon.)

    • If your test score places you above the 102 (second semester) competency level, you satisfy the Second Language Goal. However, you are strongly encouraged to schedule the course that the Language Placement Test recommends for you. Competency in a second language is an extremely valuable asset for any university graduate. You should strive to maximize your second language potential while you are here, and even consider study abroad opportunities.

    • If you place at the 102 competency level, schedule your French, German or Spanish 102 course. When you pass the course, you satisfy the Second Language Goal.

    • If you place at the 101 competency level, schedule your French, German or Spanish 101 course.

  2. If you have never studied a second language, or if you wish to satisfy the Second Language Goal by starting to study any language at the 101 (first semester) level, decide which language you wish to study, and schedule the 101 level course. Please also inform the chairperson of your decision by filling out the form below. It takes just a few seconds.

Choose one of these languages:

Arabic
Chinese

French
German

Italian
Latin

Russian
Spanish

Just fill out this form and click "Send".

Name:

Student ID:
E-mail:

Language Preference (type in language from list above):

Which language did you study in high school?
for years.

(Or you can send this information to: cdonahue@bloomu.edu.)

Important information for students taking French or German:

  1. Students who take French 102 or German 102 receive automatic credit for French 101 or German 101 if they pass the course with a grade of C or better.
  2. Students who take French 203 or German 203 receive automatic credit for French 102 or German 102 if they pass the course with a grade of C or better.
  3. Students who take French 204 or German 204 receive automatic credit for French 102 and French 203 or German 102 and German 203 if they pass the course with a grade of C or better.
 
 

 


Department of Languages and Cultures | Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania | 400 East Second Street | Bloomsburg, PA 17815 | 230 Old Science Hall | Phone: 570-389-4750 | Fax: 570-389-3992