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Foreign Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Urdu, and Russian, among others.

There is no limit to what you can do with foreign language study, and the IUP Department of Foreign Languages is an excellent place to get the skills and knowledge that will make you marketable in today’s global society. By taking foreign language courses at IUP, you will learn to speak, read, write, and understand spoken language, as well as gain valuable cultural insights that can make you more competitive in many fields, including business and commerce, travel and tourism, translation and interpretation, education, politics, and government work.

The department is home to the renowned BSEd in Spanish Education K-12 program, twice nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as a model program of foreign language teacher preparation. Explore the many department-sponsored study abroad options available to you in Spain, France, Germany, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

Click here to see faculty position openings in the department for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Follow this link for the latest edition of the Foreign Languages newsletter, the Polyglot newsletter Spring 2013.

Follow this link to see the new 2013 promotional video for French and Spanish Education at IUP.

Students can get IUP credits for advanced and/or native speaker knowledge of Spanish! Learn how.

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Join us in learning how to open doors and expand your mind through the study of foreign language, literature, and culture. Click on the language below that interests you to learn more about the majors, minors, activities, and study abroad opportunities offered by the IUP Department of Foreign Languages.

Follow this link for important information regarding the phase-in of the new four-credit German classes (Fall 2012).

Spanish
Spanish programs at IUP include the B.A. in Spanish, B.S.Ed. in Spanish Education K-12, and a Spanish minor.
French
Currently, the department offers a minor in French and language courses are available.
German
Currently, the department offers a minor in German and language courses are available.
Chinese
The Department of Foreign Languages offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese courses.
Japanese
The Department of Foreign Languages offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced Japanese language courses.
 
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Sutton Hall, Room 455
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2325
  • Fax: 724-357-1268
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.