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Languages

Morehead State offers majors in both Spanish and Spanish with teacher certification (P-12), as well as minors in Spanish and French. Courses in German and Latin are also available online through instructors from Kentucky Educational Television.
 

Communication, Media & Languages will provide you with rigorous training in language and culture. You will have opportunities to engage in your chosen culture and language of study through history, literature and film both on campus and in the community. Our language programs are supplemented by several exciting overseas study opportunities including studies in France, Spain, Germany, China and more. You may choose to study overseas for as little as two weeks, a month, a full semester, or even a year. Many of our students qualify for financial aid while away that can be used to pay for tuition and expenses abroad.
 

Our students participate in activities and opportunities that provide real-world, hands-on experience, including:

  • Tutoring in local schools.
  • Service learning courses and activities using Spanish.
  • Translation projects in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit settings.
  • Internships using knowledge of a second language.
 

Options

You may choose to study the following areas:

 

MSU also offers online coursework in German and Latin.

Program Requirements

You must meet MSU's admission requirements.
 

We want you to have the opportunity to progress as rapidly as possible in your chosen language. To this end, we strongly recommended that you complete a placement examination in Spanish or French if you have studied the language previously and intend to continue your studies at MSU. Placement tests are available at any time online and take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You will receive your score automatically immediately after completing the test and must be brought to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the basis of this score. For more information, contact the department chair, Dr. Tom Williams at 606-783-9448 or t.williams@moreheadstate.edu.
 

Note: Those who begin in a more advanced class will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination for the classes they do not need to take.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our programs are prepared to enter careers in interpretation and translation. You will find employment opportunities in industries where knowledge of a second language is beneficial, including business and commerce, government work, teaching, tourism, social services and more.
 

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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