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.
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.
- Spanish, BA
- Spanish, BA, with Spanish Education PK–12 Certificate
- Spanish Minor
- Spanish for Safety Sciences Certificate
- Foreign Language Certificate in Spanish
Opportunities with Foreign Languages
The IUP Department of Foreign Languages offers numerous opportunities for students to add language skills to their workplace marketability.
Foreign Language Diversity and Inclusion Series
The Foreign Languages Diversity and Inclusion Series (FOLDIS) was designed to promote cultural awareness while providing unique insights into the everyday importance of embracing diversity and inclusion.
FOLDIS provided an opportunity to engage with others to better understand the people in the world around us. Participants will be able to broaden their worldview, consider new perspectives in common situations, understand how their interactions with others may be perceived, and more.
Skills learned as part of the activities, lectures, and workshops are not just important for their own sake. Increasingly, employers are looking for globally-facing employees who are able and comfortable connecting with other cultures. All FOLDIS participants were able to earn certificates of participation, which can look great on a résumé in a wide range of fields.
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.
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.
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators' Society (APPLES) hosted its annual Foreign Language Festival on the IUP campus.
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish Education), recently published a research article investigating the National Foreign Language Standards in post-secondary contexts.
Department of Foreign Languages