Department of Foreign Languages

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.


Huhn Named Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association: Outstanding Post-Secondary Language Educator

Foreign Language Professor Christine Huhn named PSMLA Outstanding Language Educator (Post-Secondary) by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.

Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences Now Offered

The Department of Foreign Languages now offers a specialized certificate for Spanish in health, construction, restaurant , and agriculture careers.

Zambrano-Paff and Huhn Present on ‘Mi enfoque’

Marjorie Zambrano-Paff and Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, presented “‘Mi enfoque’: Empowering Students through High-Leverage Teaching Practices” at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association conference, October 13–16, 2021.

Huhn Publishes Research on Teacher Educator Classroom Practices

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish Education), recently published a research article: Reframing my practices: reconsidering post-secondary World Language education in the most recent issue of Teacher Development.

Need to Complete Your Humanities Literature Requirement?

FNLG 121 is taught in English with a focus on literature from cultures outside of the United States. FNLG 121 meets the same requirements as ENGL 121.