Department of Foreign Languages

FOLDIS: Foreign Language Diversity and Inclusion Series

The IUP Department of Foreign Languages offers numerous opportunities for students to add language skills to their workplace marketability.

Undergraduate Programs

Studying a foreign language is an excellent educational choice in today's global society, whether you choose our nationally recognized program for Spanish teachers, our bachelor's degree in Spanish, the Spanish honors track, a minor (in German, French, or Spanish), one of our five certificates, or classes we offer in many other languages such as Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Foreign language skills are highly marketable in many fields such as education, nursing, business, criminology, tourism, human services, and politics.

See what you can do with Foreign Languages!

Nationally Recognized as Model Program for Spanish Teacher Education

The department is home to the renowned BSEd in Spanish Education K-12 Program, nationally recognized on three consecutive review cycles by its accrediting agencies, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Explore the many department-sponsored study abroad options available to you in Spain, France, Germany, and Mexico (Puebla and Cuernavaca).

Placement Testing and Getting College Credit for Your Advanced Knowledge of Spanish, French, and German

Review the following page for Placement Testing and Credit Options.


FOLDIS Diversity and Inclusion Series Oct. 18–Nov. 11

Starting October 18, the Foreign Languages Diversity and Inclusion Series (FOLDIS) is designed to promote cultural awareness while providing unique insights into the everyday importance of embracing diversity and inclusion.

Spanish Education Student Earns Global Seal of Biliteracy

Andrew Secula III (Spanish education '22) has been awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish. Andrew is the first IUP student to earn a Global Seal.

2022 IUP Spring Methodology Conference

The Department of Foreign Languages held the annual IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching on Friday, April 22, 2022.

“Confetti” Film Screening and Meeting with Award-Winning Director Ann Hu

Shijuan "Laurel" Liu organized the film screening of “Confetti,” a film related to interculture, language learning, early childhood education, and special education (dyslexia), on April 29, 2022. IUP community members, including incoming students, can sign up for a virtual pass to watch the film online.

Appalachian Professional Language Educators' Society Hosts Foreign Language Festival at IUP

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators' Society (APPLES) hosted its annual Foreign Language Festival on the IUP campus.